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Custom built bikes - market research

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Custom built bikes - market research

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dedpahom
12.16.2011 , 06:51 AM | #1
Hey, everyone!
I was planning on opening a bike shop on Peragus Mining Facility. The main problem is that building a custom bike is quite costly. Judging by the amount of 3rd tier mats needed and the time to get them (8-10 min. missions) one bike should cost around 50k credits in order for the business to thrive. I understand that not many people have that money and are willing to spend it on a bike, but how many of you would be interested in one in the future? Please, tell me what you think!

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Andanathis
12.16.2011 , 06:58 AM | #2
I think your best bet would be Bikes on demand. Save up materials and build them as people order them. You could also reduce the price by having people provide materials of their own. And if they provide all the materials, just charge a fee for the skill use.

This would prevent you from having a tons of bikes in your inventory and if the shop does flop, you have all those materials to play around with. Other than the credit loss, I'd call that a win-win plan.

Edit: And to answer your question, yes I would be interested in buying a custom bike if I had the cash.

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elesyu
12.16.2011 , 07:04 AM | #3
i would say thats a lil steep but not too bad maybe 40 k would be more palatable but its supply and demand so gl i would prolly get one at that price or hope a guildie can make one
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vobra
12.16.2011 , 07:13 AM | #4
With what wow used to be like with mounts, especially the rare ones the demand seem to be there. While one of the above posters is right build on demand I would go a step up. Find the rare ones and the one's people want and build one of em. Stick it on the exchange and see what happens. Never have more then 1 in exchange or bags and replace em if it sells.

Edit: And find the right price I personally would think 50k would be to cheap but its only launch atm and no one has that much credits.

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Impending_Doom
12.16.2011 , 07:24 AM | #5
Custom Bike? Is there many different types? Or just a few. What skill builds bikes?

thx for your help.
Originally Posted by DSpiize
I'd like to game with mature people, take what you will from that statement.

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Impending_Doom
12.16.2011 , 07:27 AM | #6
Im guessing Cybertech. Is there a site or link so i can see what it is you build?
Originally Posted by DSpiize
I'd like to game with mature people, take what you will from that statement.

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sindran
12.16.2011 , 07:34 AM | #7
You can go to Torhead and search speeder and see alot of them. You can also search the cybertech recipes and see the ones they can make that way.

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Danakar
12.16.2011 , 08:26 AM | #8
Before you open up shop, please make sure that your custom bikes aren't Bind-on-Pickup. Checking up the 2 bikes you can make with CyberTech over on TORHead states that they are both BoP.

A shame really. I had hoped this would be the 'Get to da Choppah!' that Engineers could make back in WoW.
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icengr
12.16.2011 , 08:39 AM | #9
how can you sell them? torhead lists them as BoP. I thought you could only sell BoE items.

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Danakar
12.16.2011 , 09:02 AM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by icengr View Post
how can you sell them? torhead lists them as BoP. I thought you could only sell BoE items.
You are correct. BoP are items that are instantly bound to you when picked up. BoE can be sold/traded and will only become bound once they are equipped.

As TORHead states these bikes to be BoP, I fear we won't be seeing custom OCC bikes for sale on the GTN anytime soon
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