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Buying supplies (Golden Rainbow)

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Chris Young (Golden Rainbow)

Friday, December 12, 2008 - 07:49 am Click here to edit this post
Any way to buy supplies for market price?

I just noticed a corp of mine ism aking money (albeit a little bit) because it bought supplies at market. Other corps I own have bought supplies high above market price. I noticed one corp was trying to buy them at best price but I'm not sure what that does. I couldn't try a fixed price manually.

How do I make it so that they buy at or close to market so that they can make money, and not lose it? I am a paying member. How do I use the fixed price function or ensure that corps do not just place orders at best price?

Angus88 (Little Upsilon)

Friday, December 12, 2008 - 08:09 am Click here to edit this post

That should just about cover your question.

Chris Young (Golden Rainbow)

Friday, December 12, 2008 - 08:44 am Click here to edit this post
No, I'm sorry, but it doesn't answer my question.

Chris Young (Golden Rainbow)

Friday, December 12, 2008 - 08:46 am Click here to edit this post
Essentially, what I'm asking is

1) What is best price?
2) Why do some new corps buy 200-300% over market price when their trade strategy is to buy at 100% of market price? (my corps lose money at the insane rate they buy supplies at)
3) How do I make them actually buy at market price? Or how do I use fixed price? I tried earlier and it wouldn't take my order. I am a paying member.

Angus88 (Little Upsilon)

Friday, December 12, 2008 - 08:57 am Click here to edit this post
Honestly I have no idea what beast price strategy does as well. But I do know you don't make lots of money from it.

Quality probably, if you sell 100 quality goods then those goods are 100% market price value, if you sell 225 quality goods then they are worth 225% market price value (use follow quality strategy or your corps will undervalue the price of their goods, which means lost profits), a lot of the time corporations are only offering their goods 10-60% above market price. Common markets offer fixed price goods, but they are higher quality usually, while this might sound like a logical thing to do, guess again your playing simcountry, any supply bought above 196 quality will not improve the product the corporations sells, so they are wasting money on superior quality goods with no benefit. The general consensus is the set supply quality at 190, the "price paid" will be higher then market price, but market price goods are the most inferior quality.

GaiusJuliusCaesar (Kebir Blue)

Saturday, December 13, 2008 - 08:58 pm Click here to edit this post
If you don't set the quality of the goods you buy, best price doesn't really mean anything. If you have a set quality, it will try to buy the best priced item at that quality.

Market price is the price at a quality of 100. If your corporation is buying at a quality of 200, it will probably cost twice that.

Does that make sense?

Chris Young (Golden Rainbow)

Sunday, December 14, 2008 - 11:52 pm Click here to edit this post
Yeah, it does, a little.

What happens if I set a quality and use fixed price?

zapadka (Fearless Blue)

Monday, December 15, 2008 - 04:33 am Click here to edit this post
set quality for country supplies at 100

country corps at 160
ceo corps at 190

trade strategys buy at 95 for country
buy at 100 for ceo

Check out other corps -see what other people do -experiment

new countrys are set at best price for some period of time that I do not remember

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