Ok, The GM is easy enough to figure out, so no problem there. But I am wanting to buy from the NPC as well in about a week. So, please tell me if what I am thinking is correct:
I?m traveling to Sullest to buy a YT-2400, there are a lot of space stations out there, and ship yards in space around the planet. I don't want to dock my ship on any of these. My idea is to land my craft on the planet, purchase from the NPC market the YT-2400 and leave my ship there on the planet to be put on the market. Now, I figure, wherever the YT-2400 is, docked at the space station, or somewhere in that system, it will be flown to me by an NPC, to my location on the planet. So all I have to do is walk on board, set things up to pilot it, and I?m off. Is this all correct? Also, if so, how long does it take for them to get the ship to my location? I don?t want to mess up something, and send admin issue/problem posts. Like to know what I am doing. I can only find rules on this for purchase/sell pricing, not actual acquisition.
So, I've got to hope then that it will be on the ground in the market. The trick is that I am flying solo, and my current ship will be left behind, can't take up a docking space doing that. I figure though with 77 ships of this type on the market there, they are probably on the ground then?
Some might, some might not, you will only be able to find out the exact location if you buy the ship. If you then want it placed somewhere else, either fly it there yourself or hire someone to do it for you.
Your ship will not be put on the market, by the way; selling to the market is not yet possible. However, your ship also won't need to be on the ground once that is implemented, and since you can enter another ship from your ship in space, whether or not the ship you are buying is on the ground shouldn't be a problem.
Yes, you need to either be set pilot or on the crewlist of the ship you are boarding.
In theory it is possible for some ships lacking docking bays to dock with each other in space through the use of docking tubes/ports; for the sake of gameplay this is possible for all ships in order to avoid the logistical problems of needing to move all of your ships to the ground to switch to another.