Here is the issue. I found an item on the market that was being bought for 20 mil ISK through a Market Buy order and was being sold for 13.5 mil ISK through a Market Sell order. So I purchsed seven items to fulfill the Buy order.
When I sold the first item in the same station, where the 20 mil Market Buy order was posted, the item sold to a Market Buy order four jumps away for 21,140 ISK. I have done enough order fulfilling in Jita to know that the order in the station is always filled first, which makes me think this some type of botting activity because the Buy order four jumps away now has a component that is worth 8,071,000 ISK in Jita that they only paid 21,140 ISK for.
How is this done? I’m not certain, because the Buy for 20 mil should have been filled in the station and not four jumps away seeing as how I am limited to buying and selling in stations and cannot remote sell.
It could be that the scripting for the Buy order four jumps away at 21,140 ISK is actually the 20 mil Buy order in station. Instead of the orders for both being fulfilled, the order gets sent to some bot account that exists in the ether of the servers. Neither amount for the item in the Buy order reduced by one, which the station four jumps away should have reduced to 79 items but remained at 80 items.
What also makes me think this was a bot market account is the name of the player buying the item four jumps away which is Gallente Citizen 1275687558, which we all know is a telltale sign of Bot Activity as the bot player doesn’t want to be readily recognizable. If it is a bot market account the player would probably be Caldari based as the Caldari value nothing more than ISK and will do anything to get a lot of it without spending very much.
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