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Trade contracts and strategys (Little Upsilon)

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Eric Peterson (Little Upsilon)

Monday, December 29, 2008 - 10:52 pm Click here to edit this post
So I have trade contracts with company's i own in my country. But it says that goods couldn't be delivered even though production was full. Could this be due to my trade strategies? Like if one country has a strategy to sell at 200%, and the company in the contract has a strategy to buy at 105%, they won't be delivered until months go buy and the buying and selling % drops and rises to equal each other?

If this is so this makes thing very complicated. How would you be able to set best price for your contracts, while having your own strategy for the world market. And if its another problem then idk. Any insight/answers would be great, thanks.

Lolosaurus (Little Upsilon)

Tuesday, December 30, 2008 - 01:33 am Click here to edit this post
Do not use contracts. Go to your automatic settings and set your corporations to buy supplies from the market at quality 190. Contracts, as currently implemented in SC, are a losing proposition.

GaiusJuliusCaesar (Kebir Blue)

Tuesday, December 30, 2008 - 05:08 pm Click here to edit this post
If there is a shortage in the market, then contracts are a good way to keep corporations supplied until you can start ordering from the market again.

Eric Peterson (Little Upsilon)

Saturday, January 3, 2009 - 04:04 am Click here to edit this post
Ok thanks for the advice, any other opinions?

and u didnt really answer my question, does the selling strategy of a product go into effect with a contract sale?

and what makes it so bad? it seems to be a good thing, u get points too

Zetetic Elench dam Kahveh

Monday, January 5, 2009 - 10:37 am Click here to edit this post
No, the sell strategy doesn't affect contracts.

When you order from the international market, you get the quality level you want, i.e., 190. The Gamemaster does some fancy jiggery pokery to make this so even though most offers on the market are not 190.

When you buy on contract, you get the quality level they supply, perhaps 250. This works out much more expensive.

Supply contracts can be good for critical products that are in short supply, e.g., FMUs.

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