So I'm told that I earn money by building stores in my settlements. They cost a pretty penny/cap, though. How fast do I earn money from these stores and what are the conditions? And do I need to check back to collect on the earnings?

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    I can only comment on the collection of caps....they are stored in your workbench and you must manually withdraw them at your leisure.
    – Dupree3
    Nov 18, 2015 at 21:18

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A 300 cap store tends to see 25-30 caps per day in income with a moderate Charisma score and no investment in anything that may raise the amount of caps earned. That puts the ROI at about ten in-game days or so for the basic general store. However, bear in mind that stores also increase the happiness of settlers which has a different kind of game value altogether.

  • There's also the added convenience of selling things in your settlement, rather than having to find a store.
    – DCShannon
    Nov 19, 2015 at 0:14
  • The 3000 cap stores don't really seem to generate much more money than that though.
    – CoqPwner
    Nov 19, 2015 at 14:24

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