Monthly Price Guides

By TimUnleashed

"At SFE we believe it is our responsibility to set prices that are reasonable and fair. 

In order to do this, SFE undergoes a monthly review of prices that is an intricate balance involving the current monthly averaged market prices of the ingredients we use, procurement prices as supplied from SFE Logistics department, success rates as dictated by SFE Crafting department and of course the cost of Blueprint procurement for those blueprints that have a limited life expectancy! 

All of this swirls around our amazing spread sheet and out come the price recommendations for the following month!

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  • SFE Price Guide #66 - February 2015 Welcome to the latest SFE Price Guide!Hello!I'm back from my honeymoon (which was marvellous!), and have put the Snape back in his closet.In case you missed ...
    Posted 23 Feb 2015, 18:39 by James Morris
  • SFE Price Guide #65 - January 2015 Welcome to the latest SFE Price Guide!Hi Folks,EwoK here.  Tim's away on his belated honeymoon (Congratz again Brother!) so once again, the work falls to little ol ...
    Posted 17 Jan 2015, 06:08 by James Morris
  • SFE Price Guide #64 - December 2014 Welcome to the latest SFE Price Guide!Hi Folks,TimUnleashed here.  After a pretty quiet month for price changes, we've decided to leave everything as-is once again.  Both ...
    Posted 15 Dec 2014, 23:44 by James Morris
  • SFE Price Guide #63 - October 2014 Welcome to the latest SFE Price Guide!Hi Folks, EwoK here this month.This month sees pretty much a repeat of last month, with us doing some price changes to ...
    Posted 15 Dec 2014, 23:34 by James Morris
  • SFE Price Guide #62 - September 2014 Welcome to the latest SFE Price Guide!This month sees us doing some small price changes to some armours after observing some long term trends in our costs.  They're ...
    Posted 14 Sep 2014, 05:10 by James Morris
  • SFE Price Guide #61 - August 2014 Welcome to the latest SFE Price Guide!We haven't been in touch since May, partly because we've been really busy in real life, and partly because we've ...
    Posted 14 Sep 2014, 05:08 by James Morris
  • SFE Price Guide #60 - July 2014 Welcome to the latest SFE Price Guide!We haven't been in touch since May, partly because we've been really busy in real life, and partly because we've ...
    Posted 2 Aug 2014, 01:27 by Tim Kerin
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SFE Price Guide #66 - February 2015

posted 23 Feb 2015, 18:38 by James Morris   [ updated 23 Feb 2015, 18:39 ]

Welcome to the latest SFE Price Guide!

Hello!

I'm back from my honeymoon (which was marvellous!), and have put the Snape back in his closet.

In case you missed it, last month's guide from EwoK began with, "EwoK here.  Tim's away on his belated honeymoon (Congratz again Brother!) so once again, the work falls to little ol' me....MHAHAHAHAHAHAAH!!!!  (whoops, letting a little Snape out there ;D )"

We just noticed that Musca is no longer issued at the Trade Terminals of Arkadia, so we're now going to start crafting and stocking it a bit more, for those that are interested.


Prices this month are mainly a reversal of what happened last month - primarily because the materials market seems to have reversed itself too.  Corvus (L) and Hydra (L) are now cheaper than we've ever sold them for!



Price Adjustments
  • Berserker decreased due to a drop in the price of all the materials required to make it. This makes the 6 parts we usually stock TT+94.5ped.
  • Dragon decreased due to another Dunkel Plastix thankfully coming off the boil after its random spike last month. It's back down to TT+1692ped for the parts we can stock (no Foot Guards as usual - come on Calypso, seriously? Still?)
  • Expedition decreased again on the same grounds as Dragon (Dunkel Plastix), back down to TT+2680ped for the set, from whence it came.
  • Phantom decreased back to where it came from, with the price on Rugaritz cooling a little, so it's a pretty good deal at the moment, at TT+2651ped for the set.  Feel free to bring your own Rugaritz with you, and we'll pay market price for it!
  • Pioneer increased due to Megan going back on the boil again!  The full set now costs TT+21.3ped.
  • Trooper also decreased due the price of Rugaritz.  We can provide everything but the Foot Guards (another issue of BP drop rate) for TT+2405ped
  • Corvus (L) decreased by 3 ped because of a gradual drop in some ingredients that we can now confidently say is the new norm.  A full set is now 90ped.
  • Hydra (L) decreased by 42.04 ped driven by lower material costs, primarily in Telfium.  A full set is now 614.56ped.
  • Cetus (L) increased by 47.85 ped in response to Megan being ridiculously high.  Hopefully we're able to bring this down again soon.  A full set is now 816.6ped.

Notes and tips

Keep an eye open for the following Blueprints which we pay good coin for:
  • Valiant Foot Guards
  • eMINE Arm Guards
  • eMINE Harness
  • Dragon Foot Guards
  • Berserker Foot Guards
Also, the price for Ultra Cold Fabric has dropped lately, so someone is hunting Phasms!  If this is you or if you know that someone, then please point them in our direction so we can get Orca Harnesses back on the shelf!

Lastly, keep an eye out on our shops for the facelift and let us know what you think!


TimUnleashed
CEO | Southern Fortress Engineering
ceo@southernfortress.com.au

SFE Price Guide #65 - January 2015

posted 17 Jan 2015, 06:08 by James Morris

Welcome to the latest SFE Price Guide!

Hi Folks,

EwoK here.  Tim's away on his belated honeymoon (Congratz again Brother!) so once again, the work falls to little ol' me....MHAHAHAHAHAHAAH!!!!  (whoops, letting a little Snape out there ;D )

Seriously though, Christmas and New Year celebrations are over again for another year (whew!) but that doesn't mean that you can't still treat yourself, or someone special, to a new suit of armour...After all, who says you have to ONLY give gifts at Christmas??  

Anyway, life's been very busy for us both this year, both IRL and EU, but that also means some significant changes in store for our customers too.  Last month, we finally completed our Lorika Tek Arkadian armour range, with us acquiring the last blueprint for Perseus.  This means we can now supply the entire range to order and soon will be stocking it (Pegasus and Perseus) on our shelves as well.


In addition to that, I've (finally) been able to get some time to upload and refresh our graphics and signs for our shops and those visiting Sanctuary Cove from this weekend onwards should see a drastic change in the layout and look of the shop.  A word of warning though, you may find the doors temporarily closed whilst I'm renovating.


Keep an eye open for a similar shakeup at PA Mall and TP Mall on Calypso soon too.

Price Adjustments
  • Berserker decreased due to a drop in the price of both Durulium (110.36%) and Belkar (113.7%).  This makes the 6 parts we usually stock TT+100.5ped.  As a bonus, any female avatars out there looking for a set will also get a pleasant surprise this month too as we also have 1 remaining set of Foot Guards available!  That's right, rush in now for a RARE complete Berserker Female set! 
  • Dragon increased due to another astronomical jump in the price of Dunkel Plastix (now at 8363.64%).  Unfortunately, Dunkel has always been stupidly rare, and therefore, expensive. We can only hope that Lootius finally decides to smile and let it drop properly some time soon *eyeroll*.  TT+1900ped for the parts we can stock (Don't get me started on BP availability!)
  • Expedition increased due to the same issue as Dragon...Nuff said.  TT+3050ped for the set.
  • Phantom increased due to Rugaritz starting to climb again in price (now at 1365.93% from a low of 1000%).  Now TT+2651ped for the set.
  • Pioneer decreased due to Megan coming off the boil a bit (now at 135%).  A set can be yours for just TT+20ped!
  • Predator, increased due to Robot Auto Adjusters sneaking up over the last 4 months (from 105.76% to 131.36%!) .  We've been absorbing the price till now, but it's costing us more to make than we were selling for so the price has to move.  A full set will now cost you 346.40ped.
  • Trooper also increased due the price of Rugaritz.  We can provide everything but the Foot Guards (another issue of BP drop rate) for TT+2740ped

Notes and tips

Keep an eye open for the following Blueprints:
  • Valiant Foot Guards
  • eMINE Arm Guards
  • eMINE Harness
  • Dragon Foot Guards
  • Berserker Foot Guards
Also, the price for Ultra Cold Fabric has dropped a shedload lately, so someone is hunting Phasms!  If this is you or if you know that someone, then please point them in our direction so we can get Orca Harnesses back on the shelf!

Lastly, keep an eye out on our shops for the facelift and let us know what you think!


EwoK
Vice President | Southern Fortress Engineering
logistics@southernfortress.com.au

SFE Price Guide #64 - December 2014

posted 15 Dec 2014, 23:44 by James Morris

Welcome to the latest SFE Price Guide!

Hi Folks,

TimUnleashed here.  After a pretty quiet month 
for price changes, we've decided to leave everything as-is once again.  Both EwoK and I have been very busy IRL - we now work together in our real life business! - but things are calming down now, moving in to the festive season!

Keep an eye out after the new year as we intend to start putting Pegasus and Perseus on our shelves! We have quietly been gathering the BPs over time and just last week finally got the remaining Perseus one we needed in order to make the entire Lorika Tek range available.

Also, EwoK assures me that, over the Christmas break we will be completely refitting our shops in order to make room for both these new armours and signage with ALL of our new graphics uploaded too.

So stay tuned!

Price Adjustments
  • Nothing at all!

Notes and tips

Have a safe and Merry Christmas and a Happy and prosperous New Year.

TimUnleashed
CEO | Southern Fortress Engineering
ceo@southernfortress.com.au

SFE Price Guide #63 - October 2014

posted 14 Oct 2014, 18:17 by James Morris   [ updated 15 Dec 2014, 23:34 ]

Welcome to the latest SFE Price Guide!

Hi Folks, EwoK here this month.

This month sees pretty much a repeat of last month, with us doing some price changes to some armours after observing some medium and longer term trends in our costs.  They're more corrections than anything else, though some may seem quite an adjustment in light that we haven't moved them in a while (such as Dragon & Expedition).


Price Adjustments
  • Bodyguard (Unlimited) increased by 2.7 PED for the full TT suit, from 32.8 to 35.5.
  • Dragon increased by 378 PED for the 6 parts we make, from TT+1302 to TT+1680.
  • Expedition increased by 540 PED for the full TT suit, from TT+2140 to TT+2680.
  • Samurai decreased by 0.6 PED for the full TT suit, from TT+108.3 to TT+107.7.

Notes and tips

Sema (L) has been trending down for the last few months and is quite a good bargain at the moment, especially if you like to give the Robots a bit of a pasting.  

We're having trouble keeping up with the demand for Aquila (L), especially in light of WoF coming soon.  If you can't find it when you come into our Sanctuary Cove shop, please give us a yell via email or PM, or you can check out our good friend Kikki Jikki's Defence shops on Arkadia.

EwoK
VP | Southern Fortress Engineering
logistics@southernfortress.com.au

SFE Price Guide #62 - September 2014

posted 14 Sep 2014, 05:10 by James Morris

Welcome to the latest SFE Price Guide!

This month sees us doing some small price changes to some armours after observing some long term trends in our costs.  They're more corrections than anything else, except for Lich (L) which has had to jump significantly due to the price of Light Metal Plating going into the stratosphere once again.

In case you missed it, Aquila (L) is now for sale in our Sanctuary Cove (Arkadia) shop!


Price Adjustments
  • Lich (L) increased by 247.78 PED for the full TT suit, from 1672.49 to 1920.27.
  • Orca (L) increased by 17.39 PED for the full TT suit, from 550.44 to 567.83 (no change to the Harness for which Ultra Cold Fabric is as inexplicably rare as ever, but the other 6 pieces of the suit moved).
  • Predator (L) increased by 7.59 PED for the full TT suit, from 324.75 to 332.34.
  • Sema (L) decreased by 10.6 PED for the full TT suit, from 814.62 to 804.02.
  • Lupus (L) increased by 5.2 PED for the full TT suit, from 266.67 to 271.87.
  • Ursa (L) increased by 20.16 PED for the full TT suit, from 883.56 to 903.72.

Notes and tips

Check out the shiny Aquila (L)  now available at our Sanctuary Cove shop!

Have a great month!

TimUnleashed
CEO | Southern Fortress Engineering
ceo@southernfortress.com.au

SFE Price Guide #61 - August 2014

posted 14 Sep 2014, 05:08 by James Morris

Welcome to the latest SFE Price Guide!

We haven't been in touch since May, partly because we've been really busy in real life, and partly because we've been absorbing some material price fluctuations rather than passing them on.

We've done the same again this month, so there are no price changes, but we thought we'd better write to let you know.

You also might like to know that Aquila (L) is now for sale in our Sanctuary Cove (Arkadia) shop!


Price Adjustments
  • Nope!

Notes and tips

 Check out the shiny Aquila (L)  now available at our Sanctuary Cove shop!

Have a great month!

TimUnleashed
CEO | Southern Fortress Engineering
ceo@southernfortress.com.au

SFE Price Guide #60 - July 2014

posted 2 Aug 2014, 01:27 by Tim Kerin

Welcome to the latest SFE Price Guide!

We haven't been in touch since May, partly because we've been really busy in real life, and partly because we've been absorbing some material price fluctuations rather than passing them on.

We've done the same again this month, so there are no price changes, but we thought we'd better write to let you know.

You also might like to know that Aquila (L) is now for sale in our Sanctuary Cove (Arkadia) shop!


Price Adjustments
  • Nope!

Notes and tips

Check out the shiny Aquila (L)  now available at our Sanctuary Cove shop!

Have a great month!

TimUnleashed
CEO | Southern Fortress Engineering
ceo@southernfortress.com.au

SFE Price Guide #59 - May 2014

posted 9 May 2014, 23:42 by James Morris

Welcome to the latest SFE Price Guide!

Overall we've had a bit of a drop in material prices, so this month I'm pleased to drop a few armour prices accordingly!

The nice part of that was to be able to drop the cost of some of the original Lorika Tek Arkadian armours, making them a little more affordable, so it's worth considering these options when building your collection.



Price Adjustments
  • Berserker decreased in price: we knocked a ped off the Arms and Harness.  The six pieces we sell (no Foot Guards) now cost TT + 112 PED.
  • Explorer decreased in price: we knocked a ped off the Arms, Harness and Thighs, so the full suit is now TT + 48.6 PED.
  • Samurai decreased in price: we took 9.4, 9.5 and 9.6 ped respectively off the Arms, Thighs and Harness, which brought the cost of the six pieces we sell (no Foot Guards) down to a lovely TT + 108.3 PED.
  • Spectre (L) decreased in price: dropping the price of every piece by a couple of percent brought the cost of a full TT suit down to 1,100.46 PED.
  • Canis (L) decreased in price: we dropped the price of every piece, for a total drop of 13.23 ped.  A full TT suit now costs 190.79 PED.
  • Lupus (L) decreased in pricewe dropped the price of every piece, for a total drop of 5.20 ped.  A full TT suit now costs 266.67 PED.
  • Hydra (L) decreased in pricewe dropped the price of every piece, for a total drop of 20 ped.  A full TT suit now costs 656.60 PED.

Notes and tips

Have you asked us for your suit of Aquila (L) yet?  It's pretty awesome.

Have a great month!

TimUnleashed
CEO | Southern Fortress Engineering
ceo@southernfortress.com.au

SFE Price Guide #58 - April 2014

posted 13 Apr 2014, 13:09 by James Morris

Welcome to the latest SFE Price Guide!

Arkadia Underground!  WOOT!

Now that there's an awesome place to mine on Arkadia, please mine lots of resources and put them in the Arkadia auction, so that we can buy them and drop the cost of making your armour, then pass the cost savings on to you!


Thank you.  On to what has changed since last month.  There were a few minor price fluctuations, a couple of major ones that we've been able to ignore, and a couple of major ones we can pass on - all price drops this month :)

Price Adjustments
  • Lich (L) decreased in price: thanks to a much nicer looking market price on Light Metal Plating.  The full suit has dropped by a healthy 283.61 ped.  It's now only 1,672.49 for a full TT set!  For LICH (L).
  • Vindicator decreased in price: by 50.9 ped, across all parts of the suit.  With the price of Maganite falling significantly again, a full suit of Vindicator is now only TT + 207 ped.
  • Hydra (L) decreased in price:  Telfium is a fair bit cheaper at the moment than it has been historically, so we were able to do quite a rare thing and lower the price of an Arkadian armour!  A full suit of Hydra (L) is now 50.44 ped less, at 676.2 ped.

Notes and tips

Jim and I are really excited by how things are looking on Arkadia at the moment, and hope to see more action there in the near future.

Have a great month!

TimUnleashed
CEO | Southern Fortress Engineering
ceo@southernfortress.com.au

SFE Price Guide #57 - March 2014

posted 3 Mar 2014, 05:12 by James Morris

Welcome to the latest SFE Price Guide!

Well, a rather interesting phenomenon has occurred.  The gradual drop in supply of Erdorium and Maganite over the last 12 months has finally manifested itself in a huge leap in their prices.

Erdorium, which has traditionally been worth something like 120% to 130%, has all of a sudden leapt up to 157%.  This took the cost of crafting Rascal (L) to the highest we've ever seen (almost 8 years!).  Wow Jim, you're getting old!  It also affected Renegade similarly.

Maganite, which has traditionally fluctuated, leapt this month from its lowest price in 7 months, to its highest price in 12 months (around 170% to around 287%).  This had a massive impact on the cost of crafting some Samurai parts, and all Vindicator parts.




Price Adjustments
  • Rascal (L) increased in price: For the first time in ages, by a total of 9.11 ped, up to 100.09 ped for the full TT suit, which is 165% on each piece.
  • Renegade increased in price: Across all parts, by a total of 7.90 ped, up to TT + 57.60 ped for the suit. 
  • Samurai increased in price: For the six pieces we sell (NO FOOT GUARDS AS USUAL!), by a total of 65.70 ped, up to TT + 177.20 ped for those six pieces. 
  • Vindicator increased in price: Across all parts, by a total of 74.90 ped, up to 257.90 ped for the suit.

Notes and tips

We now sell Aquila to order, and are striving to get it on the shelves soon.

Have a great month!

TimUnleashed
CEO | Southern Fortress Engineering
ceo@southernfortress.com.au

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