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Can you invest in a shop multiple times to keep increasing the vendor gold?

The speechcraft perk is rather vague about investing multiple times, but I assume it is a 1 time deal for that merchant.

If anyone has tried it, let me know if you can just keep doing it to get more permanent vendor gold.

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No. Just the once (if it is anything like Oblivion). I can't 100% confirm, but... yeah.. – Layke Nov 17 '11 at 0:31
Invest in the Riverwood Trader. He will have 12,000 gold from that point forward. Enjoy never worrying about gold again. – user15061 Nov 22 '11 at 19:17
up vote 8 down vote accepted

You can only upgrade a merchant one time with the Investor perk (Speech 70). However you can get another perk, Master Trader (Speech 100) which gives every trader in the world an additional 1000 gold. [Source: Game and Official Strategy Guide]

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Didn't even notice the 100 Speech perk. Thanks for the answer. – JClaspill Nov 21 '11 at 15:16
Does Master Trader give them 1000 gold each day, or only as a once off? – Drew Noakes Mar 8 '12 at 21:47
I heard before 1.9 if you invest lucan in th Riverwood trader it adds 10,000 gold to the store. – Jim Jones Jan 17 at 18:35

Just one time. I've tested this by myself. Remember not to steal the money after investing. You will lose the investment and also you can't invest again.

I made this mistake, but perhaps Bethesda will fix this so that I could invest again...

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Good to know about the stealing gold breaking the investment. I'm marking the other one as the answer, only because Cloudancer mentioned a perk I hadn't seen. Your answer is appreciated (and also correct) and the steal bug is noteworthy. – JClaspill Nov 21 '11 at 15:15

I have invested about 20,000 in the War Maiden shop in Whiterun. I guess it's just a glitch, but I've been able to continue investing.

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