The Reprocessor lives to break down a bargain into core pieces and then turn those pieces into profit. As such they must be a jack-of-all-trades in order to recognize an opportunity and quickly take advantage of it. Keeping an eye on the markets in your region and finding out what's happening across it is just the start of process of making a profit.
Reprocessing is a combination of refining and recycling. Ore, manufactured goods, and loot are refined into their component minerals, and ice is refined into ice products. Nearly every item in New Eden has a base material composition. What an item can be reprocessed into is listed in the item database.
Tools of the Trade
The direct factors involved in reprocessing are:
The specialized processing skills are:
To reprocess, you must be in a station or an outpost with a reprocessing plant, or a POS with a refining array. The Reprocess window will show what yield you will obtain from the station or facility you are in, but depending upon the quality of the facility, and the standings you have with the corporation that owns the facility, the yield will differ.
The Reprocessor at Work
Once you have found a facility to work with :
Tips and Advice
In some cases, an item’s price will fall below the value of the minerals gained from reprocessing it. If this gap is sufficiently large, there is an opportunity for reprocessing arbitrage. A Reprocessor can buy the item, reprocess it, and immediately sell the minerals, or place sell orders, for a profit. This occurred in large quantities when shuttles were still sold by NPCs for 9,000 ISK and could be reprocessed for 2,500 Tritanium. When Tritanium prices rose above 4.0 ISK per unit, there was an opportunity for arbitrage since shuttle prices were below the value of their reprocessed minerals.
The currently known reprocessing percentage return formulas are:
You can use the Net Yield formula to calculate the percentage return, or simply go to the facility and review the percentage before actually refining.
Reprocessing items one-by-one can sometimes save you some resources, because total reprocessing output is rounded to the closest integer.
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