Little back ground. I did PI fairly soon after it began and had an epic setup over five planets, I thought it was cool as ■■■■ setting it all up to work perfectly on time etc. I fairly recently got the bug for it again. With the mind of setting up just for the beauty of the finely tuned machine producing each tier at the exact perfect rate as it was sucked out of the planets surface.
Now to the problem. I looked and realised to manufacture my chosen material I needed to import a tier1 to one of the planets. To do this would cost me more than the materials are worth on export. Can anyone explain to me why the planets have an import charge? I will have to export it at minimum ONCE to get it offworld again.
What’s the point? If I can’t make isk exporting the final I’m not going to import the raw (to later export it - paying the export tax in the process).