I’ve brought this topic up to players in Rookie chat and each time the more seasoned players agree that this is a bug. I’ll just copy/paste from the bug report I made:
"Go to Botane - ICY Market and Industry. Attempt an immediate sell order on a Small Ghoul Compact Energy Nosferatu. You will not be able to sell to the valid Dodixie order with a 2 jump range, only to the in-station order at a tenth of the price. Anyone who blindly sells in this station will not receive the fair market price.
I then moved to an NPC station in Eglennaert, still within the 2 jump range of the Dodixie buy order. I am now able to sell to the higher-priced order in Dodixie, leading me to believe this is a game bug. Nothing has changed except the station I’m in. It seems like the player-controlled station in Botane is overriding my ability to sell to the higher-priced order in Dodixie, simply because I’m in-station."
Is this a feature of the player-owned station, that the station owner can prevent buy orders from other stations being fulfilled? I’ve seen it at a different player-owned station too, and also submitted a bug report on that one many months ago.
Thanks for your input, I’m really curious whether this is a feature or a bug.