I have been surprised to find that hardly any PI materials are being bought or sold at Jita/Perimeter. It seems the industry is just plain dead.
I was wanting to do some typical Tier 3 to Tier 4 manufacturing, but I can’t get my purchase orders filled.
What could have caused this? The only things I can identify are:
A: So many massive wars keep blowing up structures? Maybe people don’t want to risk putting up new structures, because they’ll just get blown up? (Also loss of asset safety for un powered structures may be deterring them from being used.)
B: PI self sufficiency in Null? Nothing moves through Jita/Perimeter because that’s just “not where the action is”?
C: The recent implant blueprints? They use Tier 3 stuff. So maybe Tier 3 goods are getting used for that, instead of making them into Tier 4?
D: Lack of systems with low tax? I have noticed that in most of high sec, and most of low sec, the customs stations are owned by only a handful of different corporations. Maybe they are over charging for import/export and killing the margin, so nobody can make a profit at it?
I was also amazed how hard it is to get planetary command centers if you’re not in a system where NPC’s sell them. They must not be selling very well. Even if they’re tough to ship, you can usually mark them up a full 200% and people will still buy them to avoid the travel times.