Ship Price differences

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Phantum
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Ship Price differences

Post by Phantum » Mon Jan 18, 2010 2:34 pm

Hi,

Had a bit of a search but could find no info on this. I recently found a planet with cheaper ship prices eg Cob3 135K. It seemed to still give me same trade in value on my ship, unfortunately tech level was 6 so can't get the ships I want there. Is there supposed to be a difference in ship prices at different planets? I know shipyards can be cheaper. I returned to the planet later and same price.

What other things affect ship prices?

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Post by Hawk » Mon Jan 18, 2010 2:37 pm

I don't know the full list of factors, but I do know that the extra systems added to a ship will increase the price, and your trade-in value drops the longer it has been since you last did an overhaul.

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Post by Cmdr James » Mon Jan 18, 2010 3:26 pm

Yes, there are differences.

There is a random factor, and it depends on tech level. High tech stuff costs more at low tech systems.

There are also, depending on OXPs, cheaper "rusty" ships.

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Post by Tivva » Mon Jan 18, 2010 5:34 pm

& don't forget the trade in value of your old ship depends upon how long ago it was serviced...

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