Okay, I know there are a lot of trade tools out there, web-based. That said, I'm interested in learning how to figure out/find really profitable routes like I keep hearing about (270k in 11min?). Best I've done is a three-jump 160k round trip that takes about 15min or so, as it's 3500Ls from nav beacon to station in this system. Well, unless you count the Seeking Luxuries 100k at a time shots, but you want to slit your wrists after about ten of those, if not sooner. I want to make a decent sum, but that, convenient as it sort of is, is also maddening.
So, I'm to figure out how people find really good areas, etc. -Not-, "Hey, where should I go?" I've seen references to a lot of systems. I want to learn how to fish, not just be given a fish.
I have a Type-6. Working towards a Type-7 or an Asp (not quite sure which, yet). Also happen to have a Cobra, dual-fitted for mining and combat. I bought that little thing whose name I can't remember, to try combat and break up the monotony of trade.
But seriously...I want to find really profitable runs...say, 200-250k in a 3-4 jump round trip between two stations would make me happy, as long as there's minimal SC time between nav beacon and station. I found this one place which sells palladium really cheaply, but it's g 50k Ls from the beacon. That is insane time wastage.