When you're running a production business in EVE Online, there are always supply issues to iron out. Ten Ton Hammer Contributing Writer, Space Junkie, shows us a slightly less common method of mineral acquisition. This article is being re-published due to an issue that occurred when initially published.
Basic production, like the sort used to produce market staples, or the sort used to produce ships, requires a constant influx of minerals, especially the so-called low-end minerals, tritanium and pyerite. Buying minerals directly from sell orders is essentially paying a hidden markup, and buy orders are inefficient because of the competition playing .01 isk markup games.
Read about it here.