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As the title says, I've noticed that vendors seem to be willing to buy my items for a lot less than the "value" listed outside of the vendor UI. Examples:
- Potion of Lasting Potency is 311 gold in my "items" view, but Lucan Valerius will only pay 126 gold for it
- Similarly for my Axe of Whiterun: 201 gold in "items," only 81 gold at the vendor
- 500 gold for Scroll of Bane of the Undead in "items," 203 gold at the vendor
and so on. What's the deal here?