Where do YOU sell your stuff in Skyrim?

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OMG ITS ANOTHER SKYRIM THREAD. THEY ARE EVERYWHERE ZOMG!!!
Just relax, and if this thread annoys you, no one is forcing you to stay :D

Now to my point:
All the vendors are assholes in this game...
"Hey, this gem I found has a value of 110g, what will you give me for it?"
'45g'
"Uhh... what? Can't I persuade you to give me a better deal?"
'nope'
*45 minutes of killing and re-loading saves later*
'here is your 45g, I HAVE THE BEST PRICES IN TOWN'
/wrists

So far, I have been selling my stuff in Dawnstar. Potions to the crazy potion lady, weapons and apparel to the blacksmith couple, and everything else to a Khajit outside of town that has a 500g daily cap (which is really irritating by the way...)
I have other concerns and questions about Skyrim, but this one is the one that bothers me the most. I am trying to figure out everything about this game for myself (I refuse to look online for help in a brand new single player game), but this just irks me to no end.
Even when I buy mats from these assholes, make shit, and sell it back to them, I am hardly making money >.>

Edit: I always called them A-tron-ach, but they are apparently Atro-nack...

Didn't the same thing happen in Oblivion? Numerous times I would find stuff worth a metric fuckton of gold, only to get half that price when I went to a merchant. I havn't played Skyrim, but in Oblivion I rarely used gold (I hoard my cash incase I need it, so I usually just use stuff I find in the game world).

well I usually don't care who I sell my stuff to. However if your just trying to make money, (I haven't tried this yet but...) can't you just cut wood and let the game run when you go to sleep? I don't think you need to actually press any buttons to cut wood, you just watch him/her do it, so why not let the game run while you sleep/school/job/life? Just a thought....

If the merchants bought stuff at full price how would they make any money?
Oh and you can take speech perks to get better prices btw, its not ideal i know... but i have about 30k gold and i havent even been doing that much other than exploring..i'd have more than double that if i could actually carry all the loot i came across. So really while it also makes sense in game wise, its also a way to balance the economy.

Oh and the merchants gold limits are very annoying =/.. but again you can take speech perks to improve that.

And as for the actual question, i sell my stuff wherever i can, i dont go to any particular place.

In true Role Play fashion, the more you sell the better you'll be able to bargain on your next item. You can also level up your "Speech" skill if you don't want to grind out your way to the top. I sell my junk wherever there is gold to be found and I'm getting very good at it, too.

i don't sell things very often since I'm a hoarder. You can make plenty of money by simply clearing out dungeons. I haven't tried doing any of the jobs yet.

Get better at speech, it will increase your sales prices.

Ilikemilkshake:
If the merchants bought stuff at full price how would they make any money?
Oh and you can take speech perks to get better prices btw, its not ideal i know... but i have about 30k gold and i havent even been doing that much other than exploring..i'd have more than double that if i could actually carry all the loot i came across. So really while it also makes sense in game wise, its also a way to balance the economy.

Oh and the merchants gold limits are very annoying =/.. but again you can take speech perks to improve that.

And as for the actual question, i sell my stuff wherever i can, i dont go to any particular place.

30K...how...I don't even...not fair! I've been played this game for about ten hours (according to Steam) and I've barely managed to scrap enough gold for one, shitty residence!

Giest4life:

Ilikemilkshake:
If the merchants bought stuff at full price how would they make any money?
Oh and you can take speech perks to get better prices btw, its not ideal i know... but i have about 30k gold and i havent even been doing that much other than exploring..i'd have more than double that if i could actually carry all the loot i came across. So really while it also makes sense in game wise, its also a way to balance the economy.

Oh and the merchants gold limits are very annoying =/.. but again you can take speech perks to improve that.

And as for the actual question, i sell my stuff wherever i can, i dont go to any particular place.

30K...how...I don't even...not fair! I've been played this game for about ten hours (according to Steam) and I've barely managed to scrap enough gold for one, shitty residence!

One word for fast money. Pickpocketing. I went from level 15 to level 77 pickpocketing in under an hour, just stealing everyones stuff, doubled my money (at the time) from 10k to 20k. The rest of my money is from looting/stealing everything from everyone..

Also dont fast travel unless you're literally travelling from one side of the other and dont have time to walk it, clearing places you come across is great money, and so is dragon killing, dragons usually drop good loot + 1-2k gold worth of bones/scales ontop of that.

Ilikemilkshake:
If the merchants bought stuff at full price how would they make any money?
Oh and you can take speech perks to get better prices btw, its not ideal i know... but i have about 30k gold and i havent even been doing that much other than exploring..i'd have more than double that if i could actually carry all the loot i came across. So really while it also makes sense in game wise, its also a way to balance the economy.

Oh and the merchants gold limits are very annoying =/.. but again you can take speech perks to improve that.

And as for the actual question, i sell my stuff wherever i can, i dont go to any particular place.

Awesome. 30k is the equivalent of 3 million in Skyrim for the sheer difficulty of getting that much.

I've got 3k now... I'm close to buying my first house.

Giest4life:

30K...how...I don't even...not fair! I've been played this game for about ten hours (according to Steam) and I've barely managed to scrap enough gold for one, shitty residence!

37 hours played and according to my little statistic list thingy, the most gold i've earned is 189.975.

The most carried on me is 65k.

However that is from literally running backwards and forwards a lot. I have a house in Whiterun and a house in Solitude both with chests full of crap. I sell what I can to all the vendors I can find until they run out of money then lob all thats left back in my chests.

Then I go questing and pick up more crap and try and sell a load more the next day.

So thanks to that I have earned a nice sum of gold but i've also got a load of chests full of crap.

I alway think theres a s in atronach, like astronach.

I sell all myself normally to the guys in white run, just because that's my hub of operations at the moment. I hate being encumbered so I loot on a price to weight basis. I've stopped taking weapons and armour because of how heavy they are. Being an Imperial (Imperial Luck ftw) I probably find more gold on average (haven't played as a non Imperial so I can't compare). I only seem to collect potions, magic stuff and gems. Whenever I clear out my inventory I always make a lot.

Torrasque:
"Hey, this gem I found has a value of 110g, what will you give me for it?"
'45g'

Invest in speech if you want to increase that amount. As I understand it, bartering is completely governed by your speech skill and the perks in it. You raise it by selling stuff, like that gem, for a shit amount as much as you can until you actually start to get a decent amount for some good finds.

Octogunspunk:

Ilikemilkshake:
If the merchants bought stuff at full price how would they make any money?
Oh and you can take speech perks to get better prices btw, its not ideal i know... but i have about 30k gold and i havent even been doing that much other than exploring..i'd have more than double that if i could actually carry all the loot i came across. So really while it also makes sense in game wise, its also a way to balance the economy.

Oh and the merchants gold limits are very annoying =/.. but again you can take speech perks to improve that.

And as for the actual question, i sell my stuff wherever i can, i dont go to any particular place.

Awesome. 30k is the equivalent of 3 million in Skyrim for the sheer difficulty of getting that much.

I've got 3k now... I'm close to buying my first house.

The first 10k or so is the hardest, but by the time you've got enough money to get a house, you should've leveled up enough so that enemies/chests will start dropping good loots, after that money is much easier. Also joining the theives guild so you can fence your stolen wares is pretty good money too :)

Alright guys, heres a tried and trusted method since all of you seem to have problems with making money. This is a good one, besides of course looting dungeons.

Acquire a few enchanted items. They should fall into your hands. Got some you dont need? Alright.

Break into a smithy of your choice at night. The one in Solitude is good for this. Make sure to save beforehand in case you get caught. Then, loot the smithy for all the iron/silver/whatever bars he has lying around.

Proceed to smith whatever you can or feel like smithing, like iron daggers or something.

Next, acquire soul gems. There are a metric fuckton of them scattered around the world. You can steal a bunch from the College of Winterhold, which is also where you can buy a soul trap spell.

Then, in Winterhold, theres an enchantment table. Remember those magical items you had? Sacrifice them at the table to learn their effects. Enchant the iron daggers you made. Sell them for LOADS of money.

Sounds more complicated and time consuming than it actually is. Do this once a week, it goes pretty quickly. You can, of course, enchant anything else you have lying around.

I have 7000 gold, plus a few items I bought which cost me 10000 all in all, plus a house I bought for 5000 with full equipment which cost another 2000 or so. Half of that gold I made from the above method.

AugustFall:
Get better at speech, it will increase your sales prices.

Yep. You're probably dumping all your perks into combat skills. It's a role playing game, though. You should be trying out some non-combat skills as well.

My top skills:
1. Archery
2. Sneak
3. Speech
4. Alchemy
5. Smithing

Alchemy and Smithing also are handy for money-making.
1. Go hunting and gathering
2. Make potions and armor with your new supplies
3. ???
4. Profit!!

SmashLovesTitanQuest:
Alright guys, heres a tried and trusted method since all of you seem to have problems with making money. This is a good one, besides of course looting dungeons.

Acquire a few enchanted items. They should fall into your hands. Got some you dont need? Alright.

Break into a smithy of your choice at night. The one in Solitude is good for this. Make sure to save beforehand in case you get caught. Then, loot the smithy for all the iron/silver/whatever bars he has lying around.

Proceed to smith whatever you can or feel like smithing, like iron daggers or something.

Next, acquire soul gems. There are a metric fuckton of them scattered around the world. You can steal a bunch from the College of Winterhold, which is also where you can buy a soul trap spell.

Then, in Winterhold, theres an enchantment table. Remember those magical items you had? Sacrifice them at the table to learn their effects. Enchant the iron daggers you made. Sell them for LOADS of money.

Sounds more complicated and time consuming than it actually is. Do this once a week, it goes pretty quickly. You can, of course, enchant anything else you have lying around.

I have 7000 gold, plus a few items I bought which cost me 10000 all in all, plus a house I bought for 5000 with full equipment which cost another 2000 or so. Half of that gold I made from the above method.

I've been enchanting everything I craft since petty soul gems are lol anyways. It adds quite a bit of gold and lvls my enchanting (which I really don't give a damn about)
I also just discovered something I find absolutely hilarious.
You know all those weapons that are everywhere? The ones you usually steal in Oblivion for some fence money? Well I have found a way to make them un-stolen.
1. Steal the weapon(s)
2. Bring the weapon(s) to one of the many dungeons that has bandits
3. Kill all the bandits
4. Loot all the weapons off of the bandits
5. Lay the stolen weapons near the bandits
6. Rez the bandits
7. Fight them. They will punch you for a little bit, then pick up a weapon
8. Kill the bandit, and loot the weapon.
Voila. The weapon is now magically un-stolen.

Yeah I hate how they gyp you at first. I'm hoarding all the dragon bones in case you can make a sword out of them later.

But here's something that will irk you for a while. Now that Skyrim is out...WHAT'S THE NEXT ONE GONNA BE?!

Volf99:
well I usually don't care who I sell my stuff to. However if your just trying to make money, (I haven't tried this yet but...) can't you just cut wood and let the game run when you go to sleep? I don't think you need to actually press any buttons to cut wood, you just watch him/her do it, so why not let the game run while you sleep/school/job/life? Just a thought....

The chopping wood animation stops after some time to prevent that. I set my character to chop wood, took a shower, came back to find him standing there watching an NPC chop wood.

SomeLameStuff:

Volf99:
well I usually don't care who I sell my stuff to. However if your just trying to make money, (I haven't tried this yet but...) can't you just cut wood and let the game run when you go to sleep? I don't think you need to actually press any buttons to cut wood, you just watch him/her do it, so why not let the game run while you sleep/school/job/life? Just a thought....

The chopping wood animation stops after some time to prevent that. I set my character to chop wood, took a shower, came back to find him standing there watching an NPC chop wood.

well another thing you could do is set the character to chop wood, and switch your tv (assuming its on console) to some tv show. Then just periodically check to make sure the character is chopping wood. Or just have your character facing the wood stump and while your watching tv, periodically press the action button so that the character is chopping wood. Have you tried that?

I usually just get loot from adventuring. Clearing out dungeons usually nets me a couple thousand.

I sell most of my stuff in Whiterun and Riverwood. I've been playing for over 24 hours and I've still yet to feel bored of these places. Whiterun is quickly becoming my 'hometown'.

As for where exactly I sell things? Why, anywhere, of course! I'm a pretty baws merchant. (Got the perk that lets me sell anything anywhere.)

Right now, I'm sitting on about 50k with another 7k (approx.) of loot in my house.

By now i can extract close to full price from item. i have pendant +15% and Daedric helmet +20% better prices buy\sell + perks in speech so i almost have 25000 to buy fancy house in Solitude.

Volf99:

SomeLameStuff:

Volf99:
well I usually don't care who I sell my stuff to. However if your just trying to make money, (I haven't tried this yet but...) can't you just cut wood and let the game run when you go to sleep? I don't think you need to actually press any buttons to cut wood, you just watch him/her do it, so why not let the game run while you sleep/school/job/life? Just a thought....

The chopping wood animation stops after some time to prevent that. I set my character to chop wood, took a shower, came back to find him standing there watching an NPC chop wood.

well another thing you could do is set the character to chop wood, and switch your tv (assuming its on console) to some tv show. Then just periodically check to make sure the character is chopping wood. Or just have your character facing the wood stump and while your watching tv, periodically press the action button so that the character is chopping wood. Have you tried that?

Firewood is pretty heavy, and you'd be loaded down past your weight allowance in no time. Although, I haven't tested the encumbrance maxes yet, beyond when it starts slowing you down.

Rawne1980:

Giest4life:

30K...how...I don't even...not fair! I've been played this game for about ten hours (according to Steam) and I've barely managed to scrap enough gold for one, shitty residence!

37 hours played and according to my little statistic list thingy, the most gold i've earned is 189.975.

The most carried on me is 65k.

However that is from literally running backwards and forwards a lot. I have a house in Whiterun and a house in Solitude both with chests full of crap. I sell what I can to all the vendors I can find until they run out of money then lob all that's left back in my chests.

Then I go questing and pick up more crap and try and sell a load more the next day.

So thanks to that I have earned a nice sum of gold but I've also got a load of chests full of crap.

wait, you can get a house in Solitude??!! HOW? Does every major city/town allow you to get a house? I would love a house in the freezing snow environment!

Volf99:

SomeLameStuff:

Volf99:
well I usually don't care who I sell my stuff to. However if your just trying to make money, (I haven't tried this yet but...) can't you just cut wood and let the game run when you go to sleep? I don't think you need to actually press any buttons to cut wood, you just watch him/her do it, so why not let the game run while you sleep/school/job/life? Just a thought....

The chopping wood animation stops after some time to prevent that. I set my character to chop wood, took a shower, came back to find him standing there watching an NPC chop wood.

well another thing you could do is set the character to chop wood, and switch your tv (assuming its on console) to some tv show. Then just periodically check to make sure the character is chopping wood. Or just have your character facing the wood stump and while your watching tv, periodically press the action button so that the character is chopping wood. Have you tried that?

I haven't tried chopping wood yet, but I imagine its the same thing as mining.
You hit the node/tree 9 times and usually get loot 2/3 times.

I'm sitting at about 15k and that's entirely through penny pinching and being self sufficient, all my equipment has come from raiding Dwarven ruins, taking all the metal and smelting it into armour and weapons. All the extra loot just gets sold and any extra bars I have after I've got my fully upgraded set just gets smithed into chestplates, it does wonders for my cash pile and my smithing skill.

Not so much for my encumbrance limit though.

I don't have much of a problem with it. I like the system. I got a necklace that gives me +20 speech when bartering and 2 perks in speech that give me a 40% bonus I think... not sure. But I get 60% of whatever the value is at level 17. I have more more money than I know what to do with. I own a horse, a house (fully upgraded), dwarven armor (Superior) suit, etc. and still have 3 grand on me. Hell, I just gave an NPC 2000 gold with no clue if I will get that investment back, nor do I care. Every dungeon = ~2000 gold for me at this point.

Hunt/buy hides, make leather, leather armor = good money.

Volf99:

wait, you can get a house in Solitude??!! HOW? Does every major city/town allow you to get a house? I would love a house in the freezing snow environment!

You most certainly can, and from what i've seen you can indeed get a house in every major city.

I'll spoiler it just incase people want to find out for themselves.

Yeah, the economy is f*cked up, like in many RPGs.

First, you have that dreaded limited inventory, that leads to a lot of micro-management, because I always play the coin-per-point game to decide what to drop.

Second, not every merchant buys everything. And often they have little coin themselves. So I end up instant travelling to a couple of them.

Third, stolen items. How do they know? The only fence I've found so far is the one on the Thieves Guild. She only has a thousand gold every other day. What's the point of being a thief in this environment?

Fourth, nothing to buy anyway. Skyrim is the RPG where I have the least fun looking through merchants' offerings, simply because they NEVER have anthing better than what I have.

Seriously, the two things I use up regularly - lockpicks and health potions - are found in abundance. I'm wearing the Thieves Guild armor, which I got for free early on and it's the best Light Armor. I'm dual wielding Dwarven maces that I bought for about 500 gold.
The rest of the money I invested in training. That costs a lot, but I think it's worth it, because while lock-picking and pick-pocketing level up like crazy, light armor seems almost impossible to level up without a trainer. And they do get VERY expensive very fast.

I remember days of role-play gaming, where you'd see an awesome item at a merchant and it was sooo expensive, so you started saving up and even after weeks (ingame) of dungeon crawling and leveling up, that item was still amazing because you didn't find hundreds of better ones during these crawls.

But that didn't mean that the loot during the crawls was bad. NO, in every dungeon you'd find some special sword or some special armor.

I really think the item system and economy in Skyrim is bland.

RubyT:
Yeah, the economy is f*cked up, like in many RPGs.

First, you have that dreaded limited inventory, that leads to a lot of micro-management, because I always play the coin-per-point game to decide what to drop.

Second, not every merchant buys everything. And often they have little coin themselves. So I end up instant travelling to a couple of them.

Third, stolen items. How do they know? The only fence I've found so far is the one on the Thieves Guild. She only has a thousand gold every other day. What's the point of being a thief in this environment?

Fourth, nothing to buy anyway. Skyrim is the RPG where I have the least fun looking through merchants' offerings, simply because they NEVER have anthing better than what I have.

Seriously, the two things I use up regularly - lockpicks and health potions - are found in abundance. I'm wearing the Thieves Guild armor, which I got for free early on and it's the best Light Armor. I'm dual wielding Dwarven maces that I bought for about 500 gold.
The rest of the money I invested in training. That costs a lot, but I think it's worth it, because while lock-picking and pick-pocketing level up like crazy, light armor seems almost impossible to level up without a trainer. And they do get VERY expensive very fast.

I remember days of role-play gaming, where you'd see an awesome item at a merchant and it was sooo expensive, so you started saving up and even after weeks (ingame) of dungeon crawling and leveling up, that item was still amazing because you didn't find hundreds of better ones during these crawls.

But that didn't mean that the loot during the crawls was bad. NO, in every dungeon you'd find some special sword or some special armor.

I really think the item system and economy in Skyrim is bland.

Or, instead of bland, more grounded in reality. I mean, why would a shopkeeper in a small 20 house town have thousands upon thousands of gold? That's just silly.

Also, you can get a perk that lets you sell anything anywhere, so that becomes a non-problem after a while.

And I've found some really great items in shops. Maybe you're just not looking in the right shops on the right days?

King of the Sandbox:
Or, instead of bland, more grounded in reality. I mean, why would a shopkeeper in a small 20 house town have thousands upon thousands of gold? That's just silly.

Sure, because after my Wood Elf went on a deadly dungeon crawl with Sven, a guy he knew for about 4 minutes but who came along anyway, escaped without bruises but 50 sets of looted armor, instant travels to the next town, puts on "his medallion of better prices" and approaches the merchant he had to shake down early, but who doesn't seem to remember, it's the unrealistic amount of money that merchant has, that's breaking the realism...

Also, you can get a perk that lets you sell anything anywhere, so that becomes a non-problem after a while.

It's not a *problem* now, what with the instant travel and all, it's just annoying. And I don't want to spend precious perk points on fixing something annoying.

And I've found some really great items in shops. Maybe you're just not looking in the right shops on the right days?

Perhaps. What have you found? I even had to steal some great Elven Boots of Sneaking. The merchant I stole them from did not sell them. Racism? He was a Dunmer after all...

RubyT:

King of the Sandbox:
Or, instead of bland, more grounded in reality. I mean, why would a shopkeeper in a small 20 house town have thousands upon thousands of gold? That's just silly.

Sure, because after my Wood Elf escaped a dungeon crawl without bruises but 50 sets of looted armor, instant travels to the next town, puts on "his medallion of better prices" and approaches the merchant he had to shake down early, but who doesn't seem to remember, it's the unrealistic amount of money that merchant has, that's breaking the realism...

Also, you can get a perk that lets you sell anything anywhere, so that becomes a non-problem after a while.

It's not a *problem* now, what with the instant travel and all, it's just annoying. And I don't want to spend precious perk points on fixing something annoying.

And I've found some really great items in shops. Maybe you're just not looking in the right shops on the right days?

Perhaps. What have you found? I even had to steal some great Elven Boots of Sneaking. The merchant I stole them from did not sell them. Racism? He was a Dunmer after all...

lol, maybe you shouldn't be carrying back 50 sets of armor and you wouldn't be overburdened.

And sure, I'll cop to annoying before spending the perk point, but hey, that's why they're perks.

Also, I got an axe of soul stealing (which I really needed to power up my staffs) from the merchant in Whiterun (I think) and a medallion that adds 40 Health from the trading post in Riverwood.

Granted, super uber tiems don't show up very often in shops, but again, that helps with my immersion. I mean, how has this guy got an axe worth 3k, when he doesn't even carry more than 2k of gold on him? He seeing other adventurers behind my back? The bastard. I'll murderate him. I murderate his whole family.

King of the Sandbox:
I usually just get loot from adventuring. Clearing out dungeons usually nets me a couple thousand.

I sell most of my stuff in Whiterun and Riverwood. I've been playing for over 24 hours and I've still yet to feel bored of these places. Whiterun is quickly becoming my 'hometown'.

As for where exactly I sell things? Why, anywhere, of course! I'm a pretty baws merchant. (Got the perk that lets me sell anything anywhere.)

Right now, I'm sitting on about 50k with another 7k (approx.) of loot in my house.

Sames as king. White run and riverwood. Me and the riverwood trader are bros. Although i am planning to steal that claw back off him! :D

King of the Sandbox:
Granted, super uber tiems don't show up very often in shops, but again, that helps with my immersion. I mean, how has this guy got an axe worth 3k, when he doesn't even carry more than 2k of gold on him? He seeing other adventurers behind my back? The bastard. I'll murderate him. I murderate his whole family.

Okay, it would be odd if that Riverun trader had super items.

But I really expected the Skyforge smith to be regularly blowing my mind with some Dagger of Awesomeness or something.

this isnt precisely on topic, but its close enough to not be spam.

Does anyone know any vendors who sell a flawless ruby? i need it to summon peryite. i've been trying to find one for a while now and any input will hopefully expedite the process.

OT: i mostly sell my stuff in whiterun. blacksmiths right in the front, trader is up a staricase from there. its very quick.

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