Old player here, and I just wanted to share an old scam of mine. I used it to make cash back in the early days when isk was harder to come by for a starting player. I’d set up buy orders for a starter ships in starting zones. I’ll use an Ibis, for example.
I’d get these ships, unpack them, and set up a fairly lucrative contract (isk/jump was high, but not too high). Take my unpacked Ibis 10-20 jumps or so. Give it like a 1-2 mill collateral, and send 'em to an extra dangerous lowsec/nullsec station. I typically had 5-10 of these contracts at any given point going, and I’m pretty sure I did at least a hundred of 'em. I only ever had one single Ibis that made it.
I call it my Newbie Education Program™.