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Skyrim investing

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Posted on 03 December 11 at 15:12
I read on a forum that investing in shops is glitched in a way that you make no money from it but i also read somewhere that it works, unfortunately no mention of platform was mentioned in either so im wondering of any xbox/sklyrim gamers have had any problems with it or if they have gained from it ?
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Posted on 03 December 11 at 18:59
I was under the impression that investing in shops just gave the merchants more money which in turn meant you had to make less trips to sell off your loot rather than actually making you money directly.

However speechcraft is one of the skills that I feel has suffered in this game as by the time you've actually built it up high enough to actually get any of the perks you want you'll have enough money and the ability to make your own equipment that it won't really matter and you'll probably be leaving most of the drops behind anyway
Posted on 03 December 11 at 20:46
oh well i thought it actually helped you gain more cash
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Posted on 03 December 11 at 21:52
The initial speech raft perk is haggling which improves prices in your favour unto 30% dePending on you rank. The other perks improve this further with members of the opposite sex, allow you to bribe guards, allow you to sell any item to any merchant, make persuasion easier, make intimidation easier and sell stolen goods to any merchant you have invested in.

The actual Investor perk requires a speechcraft of 70 as haggling 1, allure and merchant and increases that merchants gold permanently, at speech 100 you can further increase this with the master trader perk
Posted on 03 December 11 at 22:26
interesting to know thanks, i think i will work on some of the bards missions next as that surely improves speech smile
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Posted on 04 December 11 at 03:11
The bards actually give you 1 point in all your skills after you do all their quests.
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Posted on 04 December 11 at 09:41
The best way to get your speech up would be training, as overall it's going to be a really slow process just to increase it through buying/selling
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Posted on 04 December 11 at 19:27
Very helpful...thank you.
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Posted on 04 December 11 at 21:59
Just out of curiosity, but would the investing work similar to what happened in Fallout 3? Namely, you "invest" in the wandering merchants and they in turn get more and better equipment. Not that you get money back from them.

I have no idea as I've not played Skyrim, but was wondering if that's what happens.
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Posted on 04 December 11 at 22:14
Investing just increases the gold they have available