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Eve Market Deals EVE Online Updates

Updated Taxes and Accounting Skills

Both Eve Market Deals website and Android application now takes into consideration increased taxes when selling directly to a buy order after recent tax relief from CCP. For more information, please see Restructuring Taxes After Relief.

Furthermore, capsuleers can now select their Accounting Skills, from Level I to Level V, or not trained; and taxes are reduced accordingly by your trained Account Skill.

Simply select your accounting skills, and Eve Market Deals will calculate taxes and potential profit based on those skills. The base tax is 8% and reduced by 11% per Account Skill level.

For example, assuming Accounting Skills Level V, taxes will be withheld at 3.6%.

However, if Accounting Skills are not trained, taxes withheld will be 8%, reducing the potential profit by about 9.3M ISK.

Lastly, Eve Market Deals assumes the best tax rate when searching for the best deals. By default, the best tax was increased from 2.5% to 3.6%. Only potential deals that are profitable with the new higher tax are considered.

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Faster Updates

The majority of feedback I receive is that Eve Market Deals (EMD) takes too long to update. Well, good news capsuleer, it’s a lot faster now!

First, Digital Ocean, which currently hosts EMD, introduced new Premium Droplets. Specifically, they now support NVMe. This new type of disk decreased the time it takes to download Eve Online market data and perform analysis from about 30 to 40 minutes to about 20 minutes.

Second, up until recently, EMD would download Eve Online market data, and then perform analysis, repeating again, and again. Because of the new disk, EMD can download new market data while simultaneously analyzing the previous data. This ultimately means faster and more frequent updates to market data.

Furthermore, recent updates to EMD include additional information about average and best buy or sell prices by item. My intention is to make this information useful for potential Station / Region trading by identifying when the spread between buy and sell orders is sufficiently large enough to profit. A new post will go into more detail.

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Bulk Items

Eve Market Deals now supports bulk items. If an item is not profitable as single volume order, it considers the volume remaining on the sell order and tries to match a corresponding buy order with at least the same volume. If there is a match and that item is more than 1M ISK profitable, it is now considered a deal.

Atrons individually don’t make much of a profit, but in higher volumes, they are a great potential deal, assuming you have a hauler large enough to move them.

However, if bulk items are not interesting to you, they can be filtered out in both the Android and web app.

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Introducing EVE Market Deals – Market

Search for Eve Market items via Eve Market Deals very own market browser available at https://evemarketdeals.com/market

Eve Market Browser screenshot from my phone.

Also added type descriptions when viewing market orders, for example, https://evemarketdeals.com/type/buy/29984

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Eve Market Deals EVE Online Software Development

Eve Market Deals Released

I started playing Eve Online off and on since 2012. When playing, my capsuleer sometimes mines ore from a distant asteroid belt and those raw materials are in turn used to create internet space ships, modules, ammo, and lots of other items in the game. Those items can be destroyed in-game creating a vibrant player-driven market.

Other players are willing to pay someone to move items from one region of space to another and I found myself moonlighting as space ship trucker. I was doing this for a while when I realized that while moving goods for other players, that sometimes a region I am visiting is selling these market items for less than someone is willing to buy them for in another region.

I started to search for these deals, watching out for margin trade scammers and other bad deals. I needed a tool to help find these deals and CCP graciously provides an API to access market information to help 3rd party developers create tools outside of the game.

During my free time, I took it upon myself to start writing a tool to gather Eve Online’s market data, searching for deals. It was also an opportunity to explore learning Java, the Android SDK, and the process to get an app approved on the Google Play Store.

A screenshot of Eve Market Deals on Android

After months of writing the back end code in python, and the Android application to display that information, I created my first Android application Eve Market Deals!

I hope others find it as useful as I do. I intend to continue developing it adding features and exploring more ideas.