Where do YOU sell your stuff in Skyrim?

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Oh, wow. I almost pity you guys. After the first few hours I've never run out of gold. I can afford to literally buy an entire town out of ingredients, ingots, health potions, lock picks, and any other consumable I can use to train a skill or is just generally useful every time I visit.

Although this comes at great cost. I am a compulsive loot-whore and spend about 70% of my playtime walking towards the nearest merchant while severely over encumbered.

But I have level 100 alchemy, smithing, speech, and enchanting. So I have a full set of legendary double enchanted dragonplate and deadric warhammer. But my Weapon and armour skills are only around 40, so I still have a lot of trouble with the tougher level-scaled enemies...

Torrasque:
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...

Like a lot of games you need to build up the right skills to buy and sell items at anything close to their full value. In the case of Skyrim it's the "speech" skill and it's connected talents.

The value of the item listed to you is it's max value, you'll never get more than that from a merchant, not the value your currently going to get for it.

It's also noteworthy that simply building yp your buy/sell isn't enough, as vendors have a limited amount of gold with which to buy stuff from you. To get around this you need to get the speech skills that allow you to invest in shops to raise the maximum gold of the vendors so they will have more gold on later visits with which to buy your stuff.

I always sell my shit to the guy in white-run's castle that sells all the Magic Gear (Honestly can't remember the name) Because of the way I make easy cash.

Here's how I do it.
I buy rings or other jewellery (Not headgear) from a shop for about 400 for a good one,
Then I buy Grand Soul Gems from the guy at the castle for about 500,
I enchant the Jewellery with "Fortify Sneak" (It only gives me about 15 Points)
I sell it back to the poor fool for 2500 or so, leaving with about a 1600 coin profit each time.
Then, I repeat.

(To get a fortify sneak enchantment, I just found a ring in a shop and dis-enchanted it)

Of course, I have Cicero's Clothes which amplifies my speech by 20, as well as the Thieves guild Hood which gives an additional 15, and finally an Amulet of Zenithar for another 10.

With those items and the method I use, I can sell my shit for heaps of money, and advance both my enchanting and speech skills in the process.

Enjoy your money!

Also, when he runs out of money, Wait a couple of days for him to get more. Not just 48 Hours because he gets a tiny amount of cash each time.

I generally sell wherever I can, but I always go to my wife, Ysolda first.

I just wait until me and my companion's inventories are full to bursting. Then I find a merchant that'll buy everything. I sell until the merchant doesn't have any money left. I wait 48 in-game hours (the merchant will have money again by then). I go back to the merchant and sell... rinse and repeat. I've got about 40k gold now.

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....

It stops after 6 logs of wood I'm afraid. Yes I tried x3

That's perfectly normal. When you're selling something to a shop you will never get the full price, because they have to sell it to someone else to turn a profit. And if they buy it from you for full price they can't turn a profit. It's like that in real life. So what did you expect?

Torrasque:

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.

Holy shit. That is fucking awesome. Gonna try it later.

Thanks for the heads up. I really dont want to do the thieves guild on my current destruction based character and now I dont need to.

I have roughly 20k atm, all of it from dungeons and exploring, and my barter skill isn't even that high. I also have tons of gems in a chest at home, so I've got the potential for even more money.

I have about 10k so far... all from looting draugr corpses for 5-10 gold at a time. It was the same in Morrowind and Oblivion; after a certain point, you'll have so much gold you could tile your floors with it.

What is with these people saying they have 10k or more? If you have that much money, you should be putting it to work. Buy mats for smithing or training or something!

All of it to the Thieves' Guild fence I cheated 10000000 gold to.

Originally I was selling only to the first Guild fence, but once I invested in Balimund the Riften BS he has around 2.5k on hand. Including the leather armor vendor (1.7k) and the lizard jeweler (750) I find waiting there for 48 hours to be more lucrative than simply waiting down in the underground. I bought the Solitude house and all expansions yesterday and am still sitting at a comfortable 70k.

100 speech + 100 stealth + 100 pickpocket. I stole everything, everywhere. (keep in mind I also skipped the story quests to go explore, the first quest I ever completed was for the Thieves Guild). I could invest in the other shopkeepers nearby, but I tend to come in over-encumbered and want to avoid loading screens; Balimund is outside and accessible.

There is an amulet in the game that when worn gives you 10% better prices, also according to my friend there is a shirt that gives 50% he says you get it after you kill some guy for the Brotherhood or Thieves Guild, I can't remember what it was.

i sell weapons and armor to the gent that operates the Sky Forge in Windrun.

I have 50k and I managed to get about 20k from smithing having starting off with about 1,000.

I bought all the things I needed to smith from both vendours in Whiterun. Then I smith the items and sell it back. Because you started off by buying the items from them they'll each have more money which means you can just about sell the items and take whatever money they have to start off with. About 1k each, every 2 days they restock so go back every 2 days (or just wait). Repeat for a little bit, levels your smithing really quickly and you make a tidy bit of money.

When your smithing is high enough go to Gloombound mine, it's full of ebony veins, construct ebony armour, when you upgrade that to epic it is worth about 1,500 each i think.

Remember to always leave a bit of your ingots/leather left over so you can upgrade the things you have just made. Obviously keep a set of the best armour for yourself.

You could enchant it but I view this as a lot of work for having to wait around to sell the items.

i wouldn't recommend just waiting around though as you fall into the realms of power levelling then which means your armour may be great but your combat skills will be useless compared to the level of enemies so go out and do quests whilst you're waiting for the restock.

The other 10k I have got from generally finding items. Gems are the best to find as they weight very little and when combined with gold ingots you can level your smithing at the same time.

The other 20k, well that came from the dark brotherhood, the last quest for them pays very well.

That 20k from smithing is only only what I have left though and I've probably made more but have bought 3 houses completely outfitted and payed off 12k in fines.

In total I've earned 128,000 over the course of the game and I'm only level 31.

The amulet you're thinking about is the Amulet of Zenithar. I'm guessing they're not too rare as I have 3

Most of the stuff I pick up tends to be weapons and armour, so I sell it at Warmaidens in Whitehall. It's directly between the gate and my house so it's incredibly convenient.

I generally sell my excess weapons and armour to an Orcish blacksmith in Markarth. She hangs out near a forge so it's also convenient for leveling my Smithing- I just make lots of armour and such then shuffle over and sell it.

ullr123:
I have 50k and I managed to get about 20k from smithing having starting off with about 1,000.

I bought all the things I needed to smith from both vendours in Whiterun. Then I smith the items and sell it back. Because you started off by buying the items from them they'll each have more money which means you can just about sell the items and take whatever money they have to start off with. About 1k each, every 2 days they restock so go back every 2 days (or just wait). Repeat for a little bit, levels your smithing really quickly and you make a tidy bit of money.

When your smithing is high enough go to Gloombound mine, it's full of ebony veins, construct ebony armour, when you upgrade that to epic it is worth about 1,500 each i think.

Remember to always leave a bit of your ingots/leather left over so you can upgrade the things you have just made. Obviously keep a set of the best armour for yourself.

You could enchant it but I view this as a lot of work for having to wait around to sell the items.

i wouldn't recommend just waiting around though as you fall into the realms of power levelling then which means your armour may be great but your combat skills will be useless compared to the level of enemies so go out and do quests whilst you're waiting for the restock.

The other 10k I have got from generally finding items. Gems are the best to find as they weight very little and when combined with gold ingots you can level your smithing at the same time.

The other 20k, well that came from the dark brotherhood, the last quest for them pays very well.

That 20k from smithing is only only what I have left though and I've probably made more but have bought 3 houses completely outfitted and payed off 12k in fines.

In total I've earned 128,000 over the course of the game and I'm only level 31.

This is really useful. I like smithing and was wondering if you could actually make money doing it.

I sell my stuff to vendors, whichever one wants to buy it I dont really care who.

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.

Why do you think he only has 2k on him? Its because he spent the rest of it on that axe.

To anyone who will buy. Vendors don't carry enough money to buy all of my loot.

I've got 80k gold and it's fucking annoying me, I'm just running into too much crap to loot so the whole process is getting tedious. Anyways, I've got it down to a fine art now I reckon.

I've got a soul trap enchantment on one of my daggers, which is set to 1 second to get the highest number of charges. Anytime I'm in a dungeon, I'll sneak the entire thing and one-shot monsters with my daggers, trapping their souls providing they're not people. I also only loot items with a 1:10 weight:gold ratio.

After I'm done it's off to Dragon's Reach in Whiterun to enchant everything I can with either Carry Weight, Banish or Destruction as they sell for the most. I buy all of Farengar's empty soul gems (he's the court-wizard) before trying to sell anything to him. That just makes it so he can buy my more expensive stuff.

I then hit the town and sell my potion's in Arcadia's Cauldron, weapons and armour to the blacksmith and leftovers to the general store. Dragon bones and scales get stored in my house then I'm off to Riverwood then Solitude to sell off excess crap.

It takes about 20 minutes for me to sell out my inventory, it's a massive time-wasting pain, but I figure I should get the 100k achievement to enlarge my epeen, then I'll stop with the enchanting.

Any low level character that wants some quick cash head to Markarth and just outside there's a quest to clear out Kolgseggr (sp?) mine. The quest itself gives you 1000 K, but you also get about 20-30 gold ore out of it.... I made about 6000 K from that quest alone.

Fusioncode9:
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.

There's actual jobs? All ive been doing is relentlessly slaughter every imperial ive found and impaled their bodies in spears along the roads...

Ive only found Lumberjacking and farming. Is there any else?

After you finish the thieves guild missions the trader there has loads of money and you get good prices so that's where I sell all my crap.

I dont really sell anything.

I hit 10.000 gold on my current char, thought yeah, thats enough for now, and since then I have been hoarding all my loot. Im just too lazy to sell it now. I have stuff to sell that probably weighs 2000 all together.

Anyway, if I do sell something, I sell it in Whiterun. I have a mod that raises the gold cap to 10.000 gold for each merchant, so yeah.

If I'm ever low on cash I just do a few kills for the Dark Brotherhood, find a place with regular dragon attacks and kill the giants.
Damn my OHD! (Obsessive Hording Disorder)

Want to make fast money? Join the thieves guild. Sure you steal from the poor as often as you do the wealthy but what good is honor when you're swimming in gold? On my current playthrough the fences have about 2,250 gold each.

An amulet of Zenithar gives you 10% better prices. Honestly you only need the first perk in the Haggle tree with this amulet, since they only boost prices by 5%.

Enchanting is also a great get rich quick method, especially when training smithing and you have the Banish enchantment.

I have around 150k gold with a metric ton of loot in a chest in solitude I'm still waiting to sell.

Most of my stuff goes to the blacksmith in Whiterun.

I sell to pretty much everyone I can, which is easy since I took that Speech perk that allows me to sell anything to anyone. I spend most of my time in Whiterun, though, and I do a lot of smithing, so the locals blacksmiths there tend to get the bulk of my business. Also, it helps to be wearing the Masque of Clavicus Vile and some barter price-improving jewelry (like the aforementioned Amulet of Zenithar, although I personally have something even better) in order to get more money out of each transaction. My character currently has over 100,000 gold, all of it either found, from selling loot and crafted items, or made doing honest work; no stealing. I'm really quite proud of it. Once I've got all the Enchanting perks I want, I'll probably start investing more in Speech perks in order to get even more money, because I'm a filthy hoarder like that, and I don't like the thought of ever having less than 100k again. :P

Where ever is closest. I loot everything. Fuck the 300 weight limit, I just gather everything in a dungeon go outside transform into a werewolf and run to the nearest city and change back as close as I can get without being detected. Also the more you sell the better your speechcraft gets so even if that 1000 pounds of shit is well, shit it will raise your stats so your items that are worth something are worth more.

My question is what do you do with the money after you earned it? The only thing I bought was houses and some skill training. I get all my equipment from looting.

Mostly Whiterun. Just easier.

King of the Sandbox:

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.

he was saying how carrying 50 pieces on his back is unrealistic. Not all merchants are poor little people. Some people can afford to have epic axe of uber awesomeness smithed then sell it for 8000 gold. It also doesn't make sense that bandits have better shit that rich shopkeepers

Three words: evil pays better.

If you suffer through the huge pain in the balls that is the final segment of the Thieves' Guild questline, you'll unlock several new fences and up the quartermaster's daily gold to 4k.

The smithing/enchantment tip above is also sound advice and if combined with the upgraded Thieves' Guild economy, it could yield game-breaking piles of cash in no time at all.

The conclusion of the DB questline also yields a pretty penny, and you could theoretically do it before even visiting Whiterun for the first time. Not sure if that'd be wise, but anyway...

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