Izawwlgood wrote:Well that's a given, but the idea I'm trying to convey is, if you want to build a ship that sells for 10M and can build the inputs, you haven't actually saved any money, because you could have sold the inputs for the sale value as it would have cost you to buy them to build the ships.
There is, however, a difference between the cost of building something and the cost of buying it. I usually go by the value of buy orders compared to the value of sell orders.
Buying all of the components to make a ship costs 10 mil
Were i to build those components and sell them on the market, i would make 7 mil
Thus, by this metric, i save three mil by buying the components myself.
'Course if you pull a "price is right" and put up buy orders for .01 isk more than the highest in the region you can possibly get the components for "buy" price. I'm also ignoring time taken to produce components, though as you mentioned, isk/hr is important.