Items exchange

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All this data is potentially out of date, and should be taken with a truckload of salt

Sometimes you need to exchange items with another pilot without going through the market. Eg:

  • your trade alt has bought some modules on the market and needs to give them to your main
  • you need to exchange a bookmark with a friend


Create a contract for the item(s).

  • Select the item(s) in your hangar
  • right-click, Create contract.

Template:Note If there are many items, put them in a container and put the container in the contract. All pilots can create one contract without any skills. Futher contracts require the Contracting skill, allowing 4 additional contracts per level.

Corporation Hangar[edit]

If both pilots belong to the same Player corp, then the item(s) can be put in the common corp hangar. Does not apply to NPC corps.

Station Transfer[edit]

If both characters are logged in and docked at the same station:

  • select the "Guests" tab of the "Station Information" window
  • right-click on the pilot
  • select "Trade"

Container In Space[edit]

  • Bookmark a safespot.
  • Eject the item(s) at the safespot, either in a jetcan or a container.
  • Exchange the bookmark with the other pilot, so they can find the safespot and retrieve the items.

This procedure has several problems:

  • You still have to exchange the bookmark with the other pilot.
  • You can only exchange items that fit in your ship's Cargo Hold or Ship Maintenance Bay.
  • Safe spots are not completely safe. Objects in space can be scanned down in as little as 30 secs by a skilled pilot with the right gear.
  • Unanchored containers in space last only 2 hours, then they are destroyed, along with all their contents