# Which traders have the most caps available?

So I have managed to 'acquire' a large quantity of chems, and I would like to sell them to fund my other various hobbies.

It seems that most of the traders I encounter only have around 265 caps available to trade with. Which makes offloading large quantities of goods a pain as they can rarely deal with a large transaction.

So which traders have the most caps available? How often do traders caps supply update or regenerate if indeed at all.

• I don't remember the exact amounts, but it seemed like the traders in Goodneighbor had more caps than others I had encountered at that point. I think the one in the institute had quite a few as well. Couple things to check. – DCShannon Nov 18 '15 at 0:54
• I hired Smiling Larry and his level 3 shop running in Santuary has over 1k every time I visit. You can always just carry the chems and unload whenever since they weight little. – Nelson Sep 10 '16 at 7:35

While they require an initial investment and the Cap Collector and Local Leader rank 2 to build, the shops you can build at your settlements have quite a lot of caps (between 700-800 for both the level 3 Clinic and level 3 Weapon shop, I assume the other level 3 shops to carry a similar amount.)

The rank 3 of cap collector also allows you to invest 500 caps in a shop once to increase it's buying capacity.

These methods are both reliant on the Cap Collector perks however.

• The other shops do not hold nearly as much caps. The General store usually has 200-300, Clinic has about 500-700, and Armor is about 300-500. I haven't bothered with a bar so I don't know that one. Smiling Larry in a level 3 weapons shop has usually 1k or more. – Nelson Sep 10 '16 at 7:52

# Some Numbers

The Merchants page on Nukapedia has a listing of known merchants with the amount of available caps for most of them. There are a few without a cap amount listed, including notable traders such as Trashcan Carla.

I took that table, and sorted it by caps available. Among those with amounts, most of the wealthiest require the Far Harbor DLC. None of the Nuka-World merchants are listed, at this time.

The wealthiest merchant based on this information is Mitch, in Far Harbor, with 974 caps. The wealthiest without DLC is Doctor Patricia in Covenant, with 748 caps.

I've included that table below, but I've done a little testing myself after first posting this answer, and the numbers don't appear to be accurate. For instance, I visited Mitch twice a few levels apart, found him to have two different values both around 450 caps, and then went and visited Brooks and found him to have just over 700 caps.

Merchant name           Caps    Location                            Requirements
Mitch                   974     Far Harbor at The Last Plank        Far Harbor
Doctor Patricia         748     Covenant
Brooks                  720     Far Harbor                          Far Harbor
Sister Mai              698     The Nucleus                         Far Harbor
Erickson                680     Horizon Flight 1207                 Far Harbor
Allen Lee               478     Far Harbor                          Far Harbor
Debby                   469     Far Harbor at The Last Plank        Far Harbor
Pearl                   434     Vault 118                           Far Harbor
The Archemist           423     The Nucleus                         Far Harbor
Kane                    423     The Nucleus                         Far Harbor
Opal                    417     Rooftops west of Custom House Tower
Slim                    417     Near D.B. Technical High School
Deb                     390     Bunker Hill
Rachel                  381     Vault 81
Rufus Rubins            359     Goodneighbor
Arturo Rodriguez        352     Diamond City
Doc Weathers            349     Traveling
Synth                   347     The Institute
Trudy                   347     Drumlin Diner
Supervisor Greene       344     Greygarden
Rowdy                   343     Atom Cats garage
Penny Fitzgerald        338     Covenant
Solomon                 306     Diamond City
Doctor Sun              304     Diamond City
Stash                   292     Traveling
Eleanor                 284     Northwest of Fairline Hill Estates
Lucas Miller            258     Travelling
Alexis Combes           254     Vault 81
June Warwick            253     Warwick homestead                   Minutemen quests
Moe Cronin              251     Diamond City
Sheng Kawolski          250     Diamond City
Fred Allen              244     Goodneighbor
Myrna                   243     Diamond City Surplus
Daisy                   242     Goodneighbor
KL-E-0                  240     Goodneighbor
Cricket                 239     Traveling
Scarlett                233     Diamond City
Brother Ogden           206     Crater of Atom
Isabel Cruz             200     The Mechanist's lair                Post-Automatron
Smiling Larry           196     random encounter
Polly                   131     Diamond City
Takahashi               131     Diamond City
Becky Fallon            128     Diamond City
Kay                     109     Bunker Hill
Whitechapel Charlie     109     Goodneighbor
Bluejay                         Atom Cats garage
Connie Abernathy                Abernathy farm                      Minutemen quests
Daniel Finch                    Finch farm                          Minutemen quests
Kat                             Traveling
Leonard Moore                   South of Coastal Cottage
Maria Summerset                 Vault 81
Percy                           Diamond City Surplus
Proctor Teagan                  The Prydwen
Ronnie Shaw                     The Castle                          Minutemen quests
Teddy Wright                    Far Harbor                          Far Harbor