I’d like to share my story, it happened on last night. And please forgive my writing if it is not good, my english is poor though.
Im a new citizen, and on my 27th day in Eve, I figured trading is FUN, I started buying/selling electronic parts, I went through lowsec area and got my cargo ship blowed up, guess what, i got a bounty on my head bcos my ship was empty.
Nevermind, then I searched for higher profit product. From a trading market information website, i found out someone was willing to pay a slave for 5000 isk in Jita, and the slave I bought was only 705 isk, that is a big profit for me. I used all my isk and load up the ship, set destination to Jita. After going through a few stargates, my screen got prompt by Gallente Custom, then I figured I was carrying something illegal. The penality is huge, 9.4mil ! I thought I can continue my trip after paid the fines, but after going through the next stargate, I got prompted by custom again, paid another 9.4mil, and lost all my slaves (or my ship). At that time my balance was -18mil.
With negative balance, I tried to fix it by myself :
- Sell valuable items to market, but it didn’t work. I had to paid the selling fee first before I can sell it to others.
- Work on missions, but it will take me a long time.
- I was thinking to buy Plex and then sell it for isk, lucky I didn’t do it bcos the market does not allow me to sell without isk.
Finally, I posted my problem in the Rookie chat channel, and a white knight named Erneste Ambraelle sent me 20mil. I told him I will pay him back. But he refused, and told me to help another noob in-need. What a good guy I met!
Thank you for reading my story.
BTW, please think about how to fix negative balance, it is odd I cannot sell items in market to the buy order without isk.