Is there a way to monitor prices of goods in various systems? Or record them somehow (with destinations for navigation)? I decided to earn some extra money on trade. I found 3 star systems with 3 goods with lower prices, but than took me a while to find a system which would give a beter margin.
When you go into your Status --> Cargo, you can see all of the icons for resources. Clicking on any one of then will open up a summary of what the resource is, along with the buy/sell prices for all of the recent exchanges that you went to, including distance and navigation options. You can also see the average buy/sell prices (based on your exchange history).
This means that if you are carrying a large amount of Vudka that you liberated from a Steel Song ship, you can go into your status-->cargo and see where the best price to sell that stuff would be. You can then click on the "plot" button and it will set a course for that planet.
Alternatively, you can pull out the stopper in the bottles, stuff a rag in there and after lighting the rag, start hurling them at any Steel Song infrastructure that you see. Given everything that Steel Song make is usually out of corrugated cardboard, it will either burn down - or just collapse because soggy cardboard has no structural integrity.