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OIL... Whats the deal...?

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Hectors Dream

Wednesday, October 22, 2003 - 01:19 pm Click here to edit this post
Geez, you call a surplus in a few products a "recipe for disaster?"

Dont get me wrong, all my countries are rotting hulks, financially speaking, for similar reasons. However, It was predicatable! Those who thought ahead coudl have redesigned their countries to accoutn for it ( afwe that I know of did just that). More is logical!

I remember when oil would remain hugely profitable despite massive and continual surpluses. It drove me crazy. Id say that the market is finally starting to work - humans haev actually been able to collectively influence the prices of prodcuts by overbuilding them, for once.

How can that be a bad thing?

Emersonia, check the market history graphs on TNN. there was a huge surplus until recently.

If you want to keep them alive, and cant sell the goods at more or less any price, try the common makret +50, or, if you can sell it at 150 over MP, sell all supplies to the corps at 50 below MP.

At the moment, a fully upgraded car corp purchasing all supplies at market value and selling everything 150% above market will still lose money. However , thoe who can keep them alive long enough for the marklet to bottom out will stnd to make a lot of money.

More importantly, basing an economy on a few procuts clearly makes it vulnerable to price fluctiations in those products. There are MANY products with excellent profits and ppws. Diversity isnt such a bad thing, after all; even if it meansa losing a few precious doleuros when compar3ed to biulding only 1 type of corporation.

If only SimCountries werent intended to make money. Sigh.

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