Long have we had the busiest market hub in nullsec, but not the proper tools to support it. Some people use terrible third party tools, struggling along and eventually giving up on stocking the market. Others roll their own private market tool and use it to force out competition. Relisters have a field day as it takes too long for us to react. People needing to build complete ships from the market often find it cannot be done without buying parts at fuckgoons pricing. Various remedies have been tried, such as the oft-ignored "stuff we need in Deklein" thread, or having a cabal of superjews from gs_isk and elsewhere police the market. Now we have a better solution: Goonmetrics.
Goonmetrics is a technical solution which gathers data from many clients (you) and processes the data on a single server. The server then produces reports on market activity in VFK, including recommendations on import opportunities based on Jita/VFK price differences, markups in VFK, weekly volumes in VFK as compared to available stock, and total profit opportunities. It takes 95% of the effort out of market research for nullsec importing and market stocking.
It's similar in spirit to the eve-central or eve-marketdata uploaders. Click the Client link on the menu bar to download it.
The client will automatically detect and upload any market order data added to your client cache, including stuff you click on manually instead of using the Market Scan page. We conform to the EULA and don't do anything underhanded, but feel free to verify this on your own if you wish. The methods used are similar to those used by several other public tools.
It doesn't matter if you start the uploader client before or after starting EVE.
The product of all the client uploads and database backend is presented on the Goonmetrics Importing page. Here you will see several reports, including:
You can use these reports to spot under-served items in the market, relisters, or other shenanigans. Find something profitable and import it, while developing your own long term market plan. If data has not recently been updated for an item, there will be a little warning icon next to it. Hover over it to see if it's the Jita or VFK data which is outdated and by how many hours. You can then help fix that by running the client and loading that item's market order data.