A year ago I went deep speculating on various low-end salvage. I made a post at the time ( Salvage Futures - A Market Analysis (Full Disclosure: Vested Interest) ).
My analysis turned out not to hit particularly hard, and whilst I sold a bunch of stock at the height of prices, I was left with tens of billions of ISK tied up in salvage that was worth less now than at the time I purchased it.
Not wanting to waste market broker fees on multi-billion ISK sell orders, I left a lot of it up there, adjusting the order each 90 days. When Charred Micro Circuits fell to 1100/unit, I still had a sell order for about 1750000 units at 4400/unit.
Today, that order sold in its entirety to a single player.
Other players bought similarly non-competitively priced sell orders out in their entirety.
I cannot see any recent announcements of game mechanic changes that would drive this, nor does the destruction of today’s fleet fight seem enough to merit this big a buyup of salvage.
Does anyone have any insights into what is going on?