No matter if you’re a wizard, a trader, or a thief, sell items in Skyrim is an important part of the game and one of the main ways to make money besides questing.
This, of course, makes us wonder, “Where are the best places to sell things in Skyrim?”
The answer isn’t easy to figure out. It depends on what you’ve done in the game, but I’ll do my best to help you find the right answer.
In short, though, the best place to sell your stuff is wherever you can find someone with enough money.
Remember that your speech skill also affects how much you can get for your goods, so if you want to make a living selling things (whether you stole them or not, I’m not here to judge you), you might want to level up your speech skill.
Without further ado, let’s look at the best places to sell your stuff in Skyrim so you can get those septims rolling.
By far the best place to sell items is riften (Found this on reddit by the way)
You can sell things with the help of Riften:
There are three general shopkeepers, a smith, an apothecary, a jeweler, and a mage. There are four shops in the open area.
Two of the vendors are also trainers (for smithing and light armor), so you can pay them to learn, and then you can sell all your stuff to them when they have extra money.
Riften is where the Thieves’ Guild is. If you join, you’ll get a hood that lets you get 10% lower prices.
If you give a beggar a septim, prices go up 10%.
Just north of the city, there is a shrine to Zenithar that is watched over by something. If you pray about it, the prices will be 10% better.
At the temple, there is an amulet of Zenithar. When you wear it, prices go up 10%.
So, at level 1, without any speech perks, you can get 40%. If you sell your stuff in Riften, you can get better prices.
If you want to make a good profit from your weapons, you might do best to sell them to smiths.
Smiths often offer more money than usual for your weapons, which means that in the long run, you’ll make a lot more money.
The main problem is, of course, that there aren’t many smiths in each town. This means that you’ll have to refresh their stocks often.
But here’s a pro tip: If you want a vendor’s money balance to be reset, just wait a few days or leave the city and come back after a few days.
This resets the amount of money each vendor has, so you can sell them more things.
Yes, if you want to make a living as a trader in Skyrim, the wait button will be your best friend.
4. Merchants in Cities
Did you know?
There are 113 traders in vanilla Skyrim, so you have plenty of places to sell your junk (or your valuable stuff).
Cities are by far the best places to buy and sell things in the frozen world of Skyrim, so going to any city is usually one of the easiest ways to make money in the game.
There are merchants in every city in the game, so it shouldn’t be hard to find a place to sell your stuff.
3. Khajit Caravans
In the lands of Skryim, you can find Khajit caravans. As you may know, Khajits are known as traders everywhere they go.
You can also sell things outside of the big cities at their merchant caravans. And after you sell them your junk, they give you a good chance to get your hands on some great stuff.
Everyone except the Khajits comes out ahead, but they don’t know that!
Whiterun is the only place in the game where there are the most merchants.
So, if you need to get rid of a lot of things, just go to Whiterun and sell them to each shop until your inventory is empty (bonus points if you have a house in Whiterun and store more stuff to sell there).
If the merchants run out of money, they can try again after a few days. Easy!
1. The Thieves’ Guild Traders/Fences
When you finish the Thieves’ Guild missions, you can sell things to fences for a better price.
You’ll also notice that Guild merchants have a lot more money in their shops.
Use this to your advantage and leave those guys with no money while you get rich by selling them stolen goods and other useless things.