Many of my most profitable buys come from other people's typos. Here's another example:
The implant is well over 250 million in sell orders and my buy order is for 88 million, yet someone sold me one for just 250 thousand.
Obviously the seller meant to post a sell order for 250 million and forgot the last 3 significant digits.
I posted it for 275 million. I don't expect it to sell for that but who knows, maybe I'll get lucky. More likely I'll have to cut the price quite a bit before it sells. But in any case, since I paid so little for it, it's guaranteed to bring in a nice fat profit.
I still say CCP has this market mechanic completely bass ackwards. The buyer should have gotten 88 million (my buy order price) rather then me getting it for a ridiculously low price due to a silly (possibly lag induced) typo. Same for buy orders, if you accidently typo a buy order too high, it should be filled by lower priced sell orders at the sell order price.
Seriously, we're flying around in spaceships full of computer controlled toys doing all kinds of impossible things, yet our order entry system is so brain dead it can't even handle the simplest, most basic tasks properly?