Average Overall Profit with Smaller Ships?

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Average Overall Profit with Smaller Ships?

Postby Raze » Sat Mar 21, 2015 9:42 pm

Currently in a Cobra MKIII, which can be outfitted with up to 60T of Cargo Space. Tried a run the other night using Thrudds Trade Tool and make 186K on one run. THis run had 5 jumps and the time it took me to do it kinda feels like I could have gone to an RES and made at least double if not triple that amount in the same time...

Am I missing something, or is trade just SUPER low profits until you're in a T7+??
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Re: Average Overall Profit with Smaller Ships?

Postby Nanosmo » Sat Mar 21, 2015 11:35 pm

You want to find a route that's within a jump or two with a profit higher then 2000 credits/ton. My current run does 2800 credits/ton and I'm using a Type-6 with 100 tons of cargo, which roughly makes me 280,000 credits in about 8-10 minutes.

Trading in a Cobra MKIII you might want to fit it for Rare trading, you'll get roughly 1 Million/hr and its a perfect ship to start with that until you can afford an ASP for more rare trading or get a dedicated Type-6 or T7.

This route is what I ran in my Cobra for awhile and got some money coming in.
http://eliteraretrader.co.uk/?route=51, ... 4,6&type=1

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Re: Average Overall Profit with Smaller Ships?

Postby Raze » Sun Mar 22, 2015 12:08 am

I've got 1.3m in the bank right now and a net worth of 2.9m so I could afford a T6 easily but I'm sketchy about commiting to it unless I know it's gonna bring in as much as RES farming :/
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Re: Average Overall Profit with Smaller Ships?

Postby Nanosmo » Sun Mar 22, 2015 3:19 am

Yeah,

I'd hold out on the T6 until you can afford to have both ships. Better to have a trader and fighter ship that way you can switch off.

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Re: Average Overall Profit with Smaller Ships?

Postby Raze » Sun Mar 22, 2015 3:30 am

Nanosmo wrote:Yeah,

I'd hold out on the T6 until you can afford to have both ships. Better to have a trader and fighter ship that way you can switch off.



Yea, think I will stick with BH in RES for now until I have enough cash where losing a full load of cargo wouldn't cripple me and make me smash my PC into pieces lol
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Re: Average Overall Profit with Smaller Ships?

Postby Raze » Mon Mar 23, 2015 3:48 am

Said to hell with it lol, took my 3.3m and bought a T6 and gave it the best I could. 17ly empty, 12ly laden which kinda sucks but gonna head to Lave and grab a cargo hold full of rares and see what going 160ly away nets me! Bought it outright so at least worst case I sell it and go back to my fully pimped Viper lol
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Re: Average Overall Profit with Smaller Ships?

Postby Raze » Mon Mar 23, 2015 5:14 am

So my test with my T6 is as such: Found a run that is 22LY(2 jumps) each way and made me 560K/h ... That's about identical to what I was making farming Bounties in an RES in LHS 2310 the last few days.

Basically from what I can see until you can afford a giant T7+ its basically best to just make money however you want cause FD seems to have balanced it nicely lol

Also, I am realizing I am talking to myself here. lmao
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Re: Average Overall Profit with Smaller Ships?

Postby Cmdr Kharma » Mon Mar 23, 2015 5:00 pm

Raze wrote:Said to hell with it lol, took my 3.3m and bought a T6 and gave it the best I could. 17ly empty, 12ly laden which kinda sucks but gonna head to Lave and grab a cargo hold full of rares and see what going 160ly away nets me! Bought it outright so at least worst case I sell it and go back to my fully pimped Viper lol


That's the way to do it...Always have something to fall back on.....

With my pot of cash I had amassed with my fully upgraded sidey.....I outright bought a Cobra and went back to the grind and missions upgrading as I went along.......I then sold the sidey and bought a T6......Used that to make more money to upgrade the Cobra.....I now have a fully Maxed out Cobra and a slightly upgraded T6.......With 9 mill in the bank......Next step will be an Asp.....Just not sure which of the 2 ships to keep.....
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Re: Average Overall Profit with Smaller Ships?

Postby Raze » Mon Mar 23, 2015 5:46 pm

Cmdr Kharma wrote:
Raze wrote:Said to hell with it lol, took my 3.3m and bought a T6 and gave it the best I could. 17ly empty, 12ly laden which kinda sucks but gonna head to Lave and grab a cargo hold full of rares and see what going 160ly away nets me! Bought it outright so at least worst case I sell it and go back to my fully pimped Viper lol


That's the way to do it...Always have something to fall back on.....

With my pot of cash I had amassed with my fully upgraded sidey.....I outright bought a Cobra and went back to the grind and missions upgrading as I went along.......I then sold the sidey and bought a T6......Used that to make more money to upgrade the Cobra.....I now have a fully Maxed out Cobra and a slightly upgraded T6.......With 9 mill in the bank......Next step will be an Asp.....Just not sure which of the 2 ships to keep.....


Yea, like I said above after doing a few trade runs in the T6 I was making almost exactly the same $$ I was doing bounties in a RES. Think until I can get a ship that can haul 100+ I will stick with combat for now lol
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Re: Average Overall Profit with Smaller Ships?

Postby Nanosmo » Mon Mar 23, 2015 5:53 pm

Raze wrote:Yea, like I said above after doing a few trade runs in the T6 I was making almost exactly the same $$ I was doing bounties in a RES. Think until I can get a ship that can haul 100+ I will stick with combat for now lol


Yeah, with any ship you want to be able to make sure you can upgrade it pretty well. But keep going and you'll soon reach that T7/9.


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