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Ways to trade in EVE Online

Arbitrage Trading

This site - eve-trading.net - is an online tool helping users find and filter arbitrage trading opportunities. An arbitrage trading opportunity is a situation, when at one station an item is offered for a 'sell' price, while at the same time at another station there is a 'buy' order for the item, for a price higher than the 'sell' price one can buy the item at the first station.

Pros: High volume of items available to be bought-delivered-sold.
Cons: Risk of losing the invested money if your ship carrying the items gets destroyed on the way.

For more details of this type of trading please see here.


Someone listed a 'sell' order of 'Raptor' at 'Amarr VIII' for 17,500,000 ISK. At the same time, at 'Botane - IChooseYou Market and Industry' there is a 'buy' order, paying for 'Raptor' 21,070,000 ISK. All you need to do, is to buy the Raptor ar Amarr and deliver it to Botane, selling it for a price higher than you paid for it. You take the risk you may be shot on the way. Also, you invest your time to perform all the required jumps. At Botane you earn 21,070,000 - 17,500,000 = 3,570,000 ISK, minus sales tax. The amount of the sales tax depends on your Accounting skill - between 3.6% and 8.0% see here or here.

That is how eve-trading.net reports it (for tax assumed 3.6%): There are more than one 'Raptor' available to buy at Amarr and sell at Botane, as they are sold by different prices, they are reported in separate rows.

Station Trading

Station trading is when a pilot not leaving a station, performs all the trading there. The profit comes from buying an item for the 'buy' price and selling it for a 'sell' price, as 'buy' price is always lower than the 'sell' price. A pilot-trader places an order at a 'buy' price, waiting for the order to be filled. Once filled, the trader places a 'sell' order of the purchased item, earning the difference between 'buy' and 'sell' price levels, minus tax and the broker fee. The factors involved in the calculation what the actual profit is are: Broker's fee, Relist fee, and Sales tax.

This tool does not support Station Trading.

Pros: No risk of losing the purchased item, as you never leave a station.
Cons: The profit is depended on the traded volume of items at a given station. You need to watch and keep adjusting the price of your buy/sell order.

For more details please see here.


As of March 2022, you can buy at Jita IV a Myrmidon paying 46.6M, and sell it for 54M. You earn 7.4M minus sales tax and broker's fee (both depending on the levels of the skills you trained).

The purpose of eve-trading.net

The purpose of this trading tool - web-site is to deliver the most up-to-date arbitrage trading opportunities, allowing users to filter and browse them conveniently.

How it works

The server reads from EVE API the latest orders immediately after they are published. EVE API publishes the latest snapshot of station orders every 5 minutes. Having the full list of orders from all stations, the server finds where there is an arbitrage opportunity for an item - it can be bought (immediately, by 'sell' price) at a station cheaper than it can be sold (immediately, by a 'buy' price) on another station. The server keeps the lists of arbitrage opportunities, allowing the eve-trading.net website to query them with user specified criteria.

Ways to find arbitrage opportunities interesting for you

Search parameters

In the Search Parameters section you can express the filter criteria matching the scale of trading you are ready for.

Use Going from and Going to if you like to narrow down your destination start/end. If you specify 'Any', results are not filtered by neither the start nor the end station.

Max investment in million allows you to specify the max amount of ISK you want to spend for the traded items. If it is left empty, the arbitrage opportunities are not filter using the items purchase prices.

Max cargo volume m3 allows you to specify the max volume of the items you want store in your cargo space. It is really helpful to filter out seemingly profitable opportunities, involving items too large for your ship to carry. If left empty, the arbitrage opportunities are not filter using their volume.

Route security may be either secure, insecure, or shortest. It expresses the route safety preference used to estimate the number of the jumps between the station you purchase the item and the station you sell it.

Max jumps Given selected route security, it filters the opportunities by the number of the jumps required to reach from the station you purchase the item to the station you sell it. If left blank, the number of the jumps is not used for the filtering.

Sales tax rate The profit of a given arbitrage opportunity can only be estimated knowing the sales tax you need to pay. This field allows you to specify your Accounting training level, that directly maps to the sales tax rate you need to pay when selling an item.

Search results

After clicking the Search button, the search results are shown in two different forms: charts - giving a high level overview of the results and a table with the details of the results.
Clicking on a chart bubble will take you to related arbitrage opportunity details.

Results charts

Different traders may want to take into account different factors selecting the opportunity to take. The main ones are the ISK invested and the amount of jumps required to get certain profit.

The left chart Profit / Investment summarises the profit, depending on the ISK invested. The right one Profit / Jump count summarises the profit, depending on number of jumps from the station you buy the item to the station you sell it.

Results table

The results table enumerates groups of trading opportunities, grouped by the station from, station to and the item.
A group contains a number of items, showing a total profit of trading them all. Each group may be expanded to see particular arbitrage opportunities. Clicking the table column header causes sorting the results using that column value. Clicking a button in a row in From column expands the details of the arbitrage opportunity. The x sign by a station name, system, region or an item name allows you to further filter the results, removing opportunities at selected stations, regions etc.
Clicking at the number of the jumps will take you to the exact map of the route at dotlan.net.

An example of an expanded group:
Clicking at a Buy for price at the expanded view will show you all the 'sell' orders in the region the station you would buy the item is located. Clicking at a Sell for price at the expanded view will show you all the 'buy' orders in the region the station you would sell the item is located.
Both make it easier for you to validate whether the buy or sell prices are sane. << back