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Who can I sell to that has boatloads of cash?

Ideally they'll be easily accessible by fast travel and will buy the most different types of items, but a rich type-specific merchant will work too.

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I miss Creeper. – LessPop_MoreFizz Nov 16 '11 at 19:10
I've been searching for this person, too. – Jarrod Dixon Nov 16 '11 at 19:11
It's all about Creeper and the merchant mudcrab. I smell a mod coming... – Ian Pugsley Nov 16 '11 at 19:17
I did randomly find this guy out in the wild at a Stormcloak encampment who had 1280 or something. That's the most I've seen. Can't remember exactly where though :/ – spugsley Nov 16 '11 at 19:30
To anyone who can find an easily accessible wealthy merchant, there's some instant bounty in it for you. Figure it could take a while, though... – Ian Pugsley Dec 3 '11 at 17:29
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If you complete the restore the Thieves Guild to its former glory quests, all the fences will have 4000 gold to barter with. You can further boost this via investing and the speech perk for a total of 5500 per fence.

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is that before or after the perks? – l I Nov 17 '11 at 14:53
@Sean, does that mean getting rid of the skeleton key as well? – user14875 Nov 20 '11 at 16:59
Not just the fence in the HQ; you can get some fences in other cities up to 4k gold by doing Thieves Guild quests. @Tyler just get in the habit of buying every lockpick you see and you'll never run out. – agf Nov 21 '11 at 11:14
@yx. That's 4000 not including 1000 from the 100 Speech perk -- so 5000 total with the perk. – agf Nov 30 '11 at 7:41
I completed the quests (returned the skeleton key) but the fence in HQ(rat cave are) has only 1000. :-??? – Vaibhav Garg Nov 30 '11 at 17:13

There is a guy at the Riverwood trader who has 10000 gold once you invest with him. I don't know if it's a glitch. This was on the Xbox before the first update so it could be fixed.

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My Riverwood trader has 11750 gold. I have invested with him and I have the speech perk as well. – ヴァイシャリ Dec 22 '11 at 6:50

Selling things in Riften is good, especially if you are part of the Thieves Guild. Then you'll have 5 merchants to sell things to. 3 in the market, 1 smith and Tonilia in the Ragged Flagon.

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I found this because I had the same question, and after reading the available answers, I can offer a trick that might still help.

Sell as much as you can/want to a merchant, then SAVE the game. Then, kill that merchant. Once they're dead, simply reload the save you created before killing them. Their inventory and gold will be restocked. Just keep doing this until you've sold all you want to sell.

I know this doesn't answer the question specifically, but I still thought it might be helpful.

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Is killing necessary? – GmNoob Dec 22 '11 at 12:19
@GmNoob It is not necessary if you restart the game -- restarting the game resets their available gold without killing them. – Chris Down Mar 6 '14 at 8:21

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