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7th Oct '17 1:15:07 PM totoofze47
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* ''VideoGame/Yakuza0'' has Plates, items which are commonly found in substories or by helping victims in the streets, and which serve no other purpose than to be sold.
13th Sep '17 1:55:06 PM Leylicite
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* In the spaceship flying/combat game ''VideoGame/FTLFasterThanLight'', defeating most enemy ships only gives you money and basic resources, but occasionally defeating an enemy or completing a quest can give you useful equipment like an extra weapon, [[AttackDrone remote drone]] or augment. Most of these are useful for expanding or slotting into your weapons loadout, but particularly resource-intensive or underpowered weapons (like the Burst Laser III and Breach Missile, which require 4 and 3 weapons bars respectively out of a potential maximum of 8, have very slow charge times, and only do moderate damage) will often be sold to stores instead of actually equipped. The same goes for [[AttackDrone drones]] if you don't have a drone system to actually use them with, or the Repair Arm augment which [[CastFromMoney takes a percentage of your money to automatically heal you]]. Stores only pay half-sell-price for equipment, but you can still get quite a bit of money from selling 2 otherwise useless/impractical pieces of equipment.
11th Sep '17 2:43:37 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* There are so many of these things in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'', it would be impossible to list. Basically, if you could realistically pick up something with one hand -- you could put it into your inventory and sell it to someone. The thing was, only a fraction of the items had any use at all.
** It's possible to find ancient statues in equally ancient ruins that, at first glance, appear to be vendor trash. Selling one to an unsuspecting shopkeeper piques the interest of a collector who employs your services as his personal [[FetchQuest fetch monkey]] to complete the set. You could, with the aid of [[GuideDangIt in-character precognition]] just go directly to the collector however.
*** They did the same thing with another item. Hint: if you're in a fort, be on the lookout for "Shadowbanish Wine".
** Some of that Vendor Trash may well be the required offering to a certain Daedra Prince (Think Sheogorath and a ball of yarn)
*** There is a quest in the Shivering Isles that requires a pair of calipers and another of tongs. Also, it's apparently legit to loot the houses of people who've tried to kill you. It registers as theft in your Journal, but nowhere else.
** An aversion for many of the trash/clutter items, though, is that they have trashy monetary values. A fair amount of items sell for nothing at all. Gems and metal nuggets are the more prototypical vendor trash, though their high values mean you're very likely to get ripped off when selling them.
** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by shopkeepers in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]''. See page quote.

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* There are so many of these things in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'', it would be impossible to list. Basically, if ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'': The world is filled with objects that you could realistically can pick up something with one hand -- you could put it into up, add to your inventory and sell it to someone. The thing was, only a fraction sell. Most of the them have no in-game function except as props and vendor trash. However, some items had any use at all.
** It's possible to find ancient statues in equally ancient ruins that, at first glance,
that appear to be vendor trash. Selling one to an unsuspecting shopkeeper piques the interest of trash can actually start a collector who employs your services as his personal [[FetchQuest fetch monkey]] to complete the set. You could, with the aid of [[GuideDangIt in-character precognition]] just go directly to the collector however.
*** They did the same thing with another item. Hint: if you're in a fort, be on the lookout for "Shadowbanish Wine".
** Some of that Vendor Trash may well be the required offering to a certain Daedra Prince (Think Sheogorath and a ball of yarn)
*** There is a quest in the Shivering Isles that requires a pair of calipers and another of tongs. Also, it's apparently legit to loot the houses of people who've tried to kill you. It registers as theft in your Journal, but nowhere else.
** An aversion for many of the trash/clutter items, though, is that they have trashy monetary values. A fair amount of items sell for nothing at all. Gems and metal nuggets are the more prototypical vendor trash, though their high values mean you're very likely to get ripped off when selling them.
** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by shopkeepers in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]''. See page quote.
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* The "Pretty Stone" in the first ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' game. Likewise, the "Mystery Mold" that RandomlyDrops from the randomly appearing Black Fungus; which is sold for 9999 cash! Sora apparently isn't curious just what merchants do with magic mushrooms formed from the darkness.
** Especially when the merchants are kids. And nephews to Donald, no less.

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* The "Pretty Stone" in the first ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' game. Likewise, the "Mystery Mold" that RandomlyDrops from the randomly appearing Black Fungus; which is sold for 9999 cash! Sora apparently isn't curious just what merchants do with magic mushrooms formed from the darkness.
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darkness. Especially when the merchants are kids. And nephews to Donald, no less.
6th Sep '17 2:50:05 PM Korodzik
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* ''VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeRedemption'' has a lot of jewelry items, whose sole in-game function is to increase your Appearance stat when worn, which is of dubious utility. Their true purpose is to be sold for money. In the single-player game, any items not usable by vampires (such as Holy Statuettes and Holy Crosses) also qualify.
13th Aug '17 10:04:18 AM nybiker1
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** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'', selling vendor junk is the only way to get rupees, as you can no longer get rupees from killing enemies or slashing weeds.
12th Aug '17 10:09:19 AM nombretomado
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* Any [[SimulationGame Space Sims]] like ''{{Freelancer}}'' will have vendor trash in the form of commodities such as food, fuel, light weapons and even oxygen and water. It's only good for freighter builds, since for everyone else it is a bloody waste of time to loot a tradeship.
** The VideoGame/{{X}} series tops that, though. Sometimes, the guy you're shooting will ''abandon his ship'', allowing you to claim it and sell it for probably more than the cargo was worth. Not to mention [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential snatching up the jettisoned pilot and selling him into slavery.]]

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* Any [[SimulationGame Space Sims]] like ''{{Freelancer}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Freelancer}}'' will have vendor trash in the form of commodities such as food, fuel, light weapons and even oxygen and water. It's only good for freighter builds, since for everyone else it is a bloody waste of time to loot a tradeship.
** The VideoGame/{{X}} ''VideoGame/{{X}}'' series tops that, though. Sometimes, the guy you're shooting will ''abandon his ship'', allowing you to claim it and sell it for probably more than the cargo was worth. Not to mention [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential snatching up the jettisoned pilot and selling him into slavery.]]
7th Jun '17 10:41:32 AM Borghen
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* Items in ''VideoGame/Wasteland2''have a "junk" category, whose sole purpose is to be converted in cash.

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* Items in ''VideoGame/Wasteland2''have ''VideoGame/Wasteland2'' have a "junk" category, whose sole purpose is to be converted in cash.
7th Jun '17 10:39:54 AM Borghen
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* ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'' has an "autosell" function that lets you sell just about any item in your inventory for money. Two items in particular are almost entirely useful only for their autosell value: "Valuable trinkets" and "fat stacks of cash" (the latter are useless because the GlobalCurrency is "meat").

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* ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'' has an "autosell" function that lets you sell just about any item in your inventory for money. Two items in particular are almost entirely useful only for their autosell value: "Valuable trinkets" and "fat stacks of cash" (the latter are useless userolless because the GlobalCurrency is "meat").


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* Items in ''VideoGame/Wasteland2''have a "junk" category, whose sole purpose is to be converted in cash.
21st May '17 12:59:58 AM Jbadder
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* Predictably for a series that parodies video game tropes, WebVideo/EpicNPCMan has the titular character deal with this.
30th Apr '17 1:43:47 PM nombretomado
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* Many ''Franchise/HarvestMoon'' games traditionally have "foraged items" that respawn daily in the wilderness areas around town. Some of them can be eaten to restore health, and some can be used for cooking or crafting, but the majority of them are most useful for shipping. Especially early on, when you don't have many crops or animals to work with. Some Harvest Moon games also feature jewels and jewelry, which can sometimes be given as gifts but usually make much more when sold.

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* Many ''Franchise/HarvestMoon'' ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'' games traditionally have "foraged items" that respawn daily in the wilderness areas around town. Some of them can be eaten to restore health, and some can be used for cooking or crafting, but the majority of them are most useful for shipping. Especially early on, when you don't have many crops or animals to work with. Some Harvest Moon games also feature jewels and jewelry, which can sometimes be given as gifts but usually make much more when sold.
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