The market in EVE-Online is accessible while the player is docked at a station.
Once you have gathered your ore from mining, gotten some loot from pirates,
manufactured a ship, you can now either buy it or sell it at the market.
To gain access to the market screen you much first be docked at a space station.
After this, select the market icon from the group of eight large icons on the
right-hand menubar; is the fourth from the left first row. The first thing to
note on the now dropped market screen is the 'Market Range' section. What the
range settings do is quite simply set how far off to go to get items to display
in the market window. By default the range is set to the station you are in at
the moment. Other settings include the solar system, the constellation, and the
entire region you are in. The search will not go beyond the region. By expanding
or contracting the region display you get to see what the supply and demand for
items are at other places than the one you are currently in.
Below the region settings you will see the item category menus that include:
items, ship equipment, minerals, trade goods, skills, blueprints, and vouchers
as well as the sub-categories that belong to each of these. Once you have made
your choice as to the category you wish to see the item information belonging to
it will be displayed in the left-hand area of the market window along with their
descriptions, area prices, supply/demand information, as well as options to
access the advanced market information (covered in the next section).
To buy an item it first needs to be instock at the station you are currently at;
if it is then you click on the buy icon in the market listings and it is yours.
However if the item in question is not available locally or within your set
market range then you place what is called a 'buy order'. What this imeans is
that you basically put out a wanted sign stating the item you are looking for as
well as the price you are willing to offer for it. The orders then become
visible to other players when they check the advanced market listings for that
Before you can sell anything on the market it must first be moved from your
ship's cargo hold to your station hangar. Once there you can now sell whatever
you have. Like buying, selling also works on the basis of orders. A sell order
is when you are placing products on sale for a period of time; a day, week, or
Both the buying and selling of items in EVE is dependant mostly on two things
and those are supply and demand. If there is no supply at your current area then
you cannot buy it and if there is no demand, as in buy orders, then you cannot
expect to sell it. This will be further explained in the next section covering
trade routes and the advanced market.