Belethor of Whiterun.

For other uses, see Merchant.

Merchants buy and sell items to the Dragonborn and can be found in almost every city and town in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Most are open from about 8am to 8pm, but some merchants are available all day.

Some merchants can be invested in if the Dragonborn has the Investor perk. It should be noted that the merchants' inventory is run off of an item generator, meaning that each separate save or character created from that save will result in a completely different inventory each time. Quicksaving before entering a shop in the Special Edition will do the same.

Types[edit | edit source]

The various types of merchants include:

Eastmarch[edit | edit source]

Windhelm[edit | edit source]

Merchant Shop Name Merchandise Hours Gold Gold Gender Invest
Ambarys Rendar New Gnisis Cornerclub Food 8:00-20:00 100 Male No
Aval Atheron Market Stand General 8:00-20:00 750 Male No
Elda Early-Dawn Candlehearth Hall Food All day 100 Female No
Hillevi Cruel-Sea Market Stand Food 8:00-20:00 50 Female No
Niranye * Market Stand General 8:00-20:00 1000–4000 Female No
Nurelion The White Phial Apothecary 8:00-20:00 500 Male Yes
Oengul War-Anvil Blacksmith Quarters Blacksmith 8:00-20:00 1000 Male Yes
Quintus Navale The White Phial Apothecary 8:00-20:00 500 Male Yes
Revyn Sadri Sadri's Used Wares General 8:00-20:00 750 Male Yes
Wuunferth the Unliving (in the Palace of the Kings) Magic All day 500 Male Yes

Narzulbur[edit | edit source]

Merchant Shop Name Merchandise Hours Gold Gold Gender Invest
Bolar N/A Apothecary 8:00–20:00 500 Female No
Dushnamub N/A Blacksmith 8:00–20:00 400 Male No

Falkreath Hold[edit | edit source]

Falkreath[edit | edit source]

Merchant Shop Name Merchandise Hours Gold Gold Gender Invest
Solaf Gray Pine Goods General 8:00–20:00 750 Male Yes
Lod Outside Lod's House Blacksmith 8:00–20:00 1000 Male Yes
Valga Vinicia Dead Man's Drink Food All day 100 Female No
Zaria Grave Concoctions Apothecary 8:00–20:00 500 Female Yes

Other[edit | edit source]

Merchant Shop Name Merchandise Hours Gold Gold Gender Invest
Babette Dark Brotherhood Sanctuary Apothecary All day 500 Female No

Haafingar[edit | edit source]

Solitude[edit | edit source]

Merchant Shop Name Merchandise Hours Gold Gold Gender Invest
Addvar Market Stand Food 8:00-20:00 50 Male No
Angeline Morrard Angeline's Aromatics Apothecary 8:00–20:00 500 Female Bugged
Beirand Blacksmith Quarters Blacksmith 8:00–20:00 1000 Male Yes
Corpulus Vinius The Winking Skeever Food All day 100 Male No
Endarie, Taarie Radiant Raiment Clothing, Jewelery 8:00–20:00 750 Female Yes
Evette San Market Stand Food 8:00-20:00 50 Female No
Fihada Fletcher Blacksmith 8:00–20:00 750 Male Yes
Gulum-Ei In The Winking Skeever * General, Fence All day 1000–4000 Male No
Jala Market Stand Food 8:00-20:00 50 Female No
Sayma Bits and Pieces General 8:00–20:00 750 Female Yes
Sybille Stentor In the Blue Palace Magic All day 500 Female Yes

Dragon Bridge[edit | edit source]

Merchant Shop Name Merchandise Hours Gold Gold Gender Invest
Faida Four Shields Tavern Food All day 100 Female No

Mor Khazgur[edit | edit source]

Merchant Shop Name Merchandise Hours Gold Gold Gender Invest
Sharamph N/A Apothecary 8:00–20:00 500 Female No
Shuftharz N/A Blacksmith 8:00–20:00 400 Female No

Hjaalmarch[edit | edit source]

Morthal[edit | edit source]

Merchant Shop Name Merchandise Hours Gold Gold Gender Invest
Falion Falion's House Magic 6:00–20:00 500 Male Yes
Lami Thaumaturgist's Hut Apothecary 8:00–20:00 500 Female Yes
Jonna Moorside Inn Food All day 100 Female No

The Pale[edit | edit source]

Dawnstar[edit | edit source]

Merchant Shop Name Merchandise Hours Gold Gold Gender Invest
Frida The Mortar and Pestle Apothecary 8:00–20:00 500 Female Yes
Thoring Windpeak Inn Food All day 100 Male No
Rustleif/Seren (at Rustleif's House) Blacksmith 8:00–20:00 1000 M/F Yes

Other locations[edit | edit source]

Merchant Shop Name Merchandise Hours Gold Gold Gender Invest
Hadring Nightgate Inn Food All day 100 Male No

The Reach[edit | edit source]

Markarth[edit | edit source]

Merchant Shop Name Merchandise Hours Gold Gold Gender Invest
Lisbet Arnleif and Sons Trading Company General 8:00–20:00 750 Female Yes
Ghorza gra-Bagol Blacksmith Quarters Blacksmith 8:00-20:00 1000 Female Bugged
Bothela The Hag's Cure Apothecary 8:00–20:00 500 Female Yes
Kleppr/Frabbi Silver-Blood Inn Food All day 100 M/F No
Endon * (in Silver-Blood Inn) Fence (General) 1000–4000 Male No
Moth gro-Bagol (in Understone Keep) Blacksmith All day 600 Male Yes
Calcelmo (in Understone Keep) Magic All day 500 Male Yes
Kerah Market Stand Jewelery 8:00–20:00 50 Female No
Hogni Red-Arm Market Stand Food 8:00–20:00 50 Male No

Dushnikh Yal[edit | edit source]

Merchant Shop Name Merchandise Hours Gold Gold Gender Invest
Murbul N/A Apothecary 8:00–20:00 500 Female No
Gharol N/A Blacksmith 8:00–20:00 500 Female No

Other locations[edit | edit source]

Merchant Shop Name Merchandise Hours Gold Gold Gender Invest
Eydis/Skuli Old Hroldan Inn Food All day F/M No

The Rift[edit | edit source]

Riften[edit | edit source]

Merchant Shop Name Merchandise Hours Gold Gold Gender Invest
Balimund The Scorched Hammer Blacksmith 6:00–20:00 1000 Male Yes
Bersi The Pawned Prawn General 8:00–20:00 750 Male Yes
Elgrim/Hafjorg Elgrim's Elixirs Apothecary All day 500 M/F Yes
Wylandriah (in Mistveil Keep) Magic 8:00–20:00 500 Female Yes
Keerava/Talen-Jei Bee and Barb Food All day 100 F/M No
Brand-Shei Market Stand General 8:00–20:00 750 Male No
Grelka Market Stand General 9:00–20:00 750 Female No
Madesi Market Stand Jewelery 8:00-20:00 750 Male No
Marise Market Stand General 9:00–18:00 50 Female No

The Ragged Flagon[edit | edit source]

Merchant Shop Name Merchandise Hours Gold Gold Gender Invest
Vekel the Man N/A Food All day 100 Male No
Tonilia * N/A Fence (General) All day 1000–4000 Female No
Syndus N/A Blacksmith All day 1000–4000 Male No
Herluin Lothaire N/A Apothecary All day 1000–4000 Male No
Arnskar Ember-Master N/A Blacksmith All day 1000 Male No
Vanryth Gatharian N/A Blacksmith All day 1000–4000 Male No

Shor's Stone[edit | edit source]

Merchant Shop Name Merchandise Hours Gold Gold Gender Invest
Filnjar (at Filnjar's House) Blacksmith 8:00–20:00 500 Male Yes

Ivarstead[edit | edit source]

Merchant Shop Name Merchandise Hours Gold Gold Gender Invest
Wilhelm/Lynly Star-Sung Vilemyr Inn Food All day 100 M/F No

Winterhold[edit | edit source]

Winterhold[edit | edit source]

Merchant Shop Name Merchandise Hours Gold Gold Gender Invest
Birna Birna's Oddments General 8:00–20:00 750 Female Yes
Nelacar (in The Frozen Hearth) Magic 8:00–20:00 500 Male Yes
Dagur The Frozen Hearth Food All day 100 Male No

College of Winterhold[edit | edit source]

Merchant Shop Name Merchandise Hours Gold Gold Gender Invest
Colette Marence N/A Magic, Restoration spells All day 500 Female [?]
Drevis Neloren N/A Magic, Illusion spells All day 500 Male
Faralda N/A Magic, Destruction spells All day 500 Female [?]
Phinis Gestor N/A Magic, Conjuration spells All day 500 Male [?]
Tolfdir N/A Magic, Alteration spells All day 500 Male [?]
Enthir N/A Magic All day 500 Male [?]
Urag gro-Shub N/A Books All day 500 Male [?]

Whiterun Hold[edit | edit source]

Whiterun[edit | edit source]

Merchant Shop Name Merchandise Hours Gold Gold Gender Invest
Eorlund Skyforge Blacksmith 6:00–20:00 1,000 Male Yes
Adrianne Warmaiden's Blacksmith 6:00–20:00 1,000 Female Yes
Ulfberth Warmaiden's Blacksmith 8:00–20:00 1,000 Male Yes
Elrindir The Drunken Huntsman Hunting Gear All day 750 Male No
Belethor Belethor's General Goods General 8:00–20:00 750 Male Yes
Farengar (in Dragonsreach) Magic All day 500 Male Yes
Arcadia Arcadia's Cauldron Apothecary 8:00–20:00 500 Female Yes
Hulda/Saadia The Bannered Mare Food All day 100 Female No
Carlotta Market Stand Food 8:00–20:00 50 Female No
Anoriath Market Stand Food 8:00–20:00 50 Male No
Fralia Market Stand Jewelery 9:00–20:00 50 Female No

Riverwood[edit | edit source]

Merchant Shop Name Merchandise Hours Gold Gold Gender Invest
Lucan Valerius Riverwood Trader General 8:00–20:00 750 Male Yes
Alvor (at Alvor and Sigrid's House) Blacksmith 8:00–20:00 500 Male Yes
Orgnar Sleeping Giant Inn Food All day 100 Male No

Rorikstead[edit | edit source]

Merchant Shop Name Merchandise Hours Gold Gold Gender Invest
Mralki Frostfruit Inn Food All day 100 Male No

Other locations[edit | edit source]

Merchant Shop Name Merchandise Hours Gold Gold Gender Invest
Mallus Maccius Honningbrew Meadery Fence (General) 8:00–20:00 Varies * Male Yes
Sabjorn Honningbrew Meadery Food 8:00-20:00 Male No

Khajiit Caravans[edit | edit source]

Merchant Shop Name Merchandise Hours Gold Gold Gender Invest
Ahkari Dawnstar to Riften General All day 729 Female Yes
Ma'dran Solitude to Windhelm General All day 750 Male Yes
Ri'saad Markarth to Whiterun General All day 750 Male Yes

Dawnguard[edit | edit source]

Dawnguard [edit | edit source]

Merchant Shop Name Merchandise Hours Gold Gold Gender Invest
Florentius Baenius (in Fort Dawnguard) Apothecary All day 500 Male Yes
Gunmar (in Fort Dawnguard) Blacksmith All day 1000 Male No
Sorine Jurard (in Fort Dawnguard) General All day Female No

Volkihar Clan [edit | edit source]

Merchant Shop Name Merchandise Hours Gold Gold Gender Invest
Feran Sadri (in Castle Volkihar) Apothecary All day 500 Male No
Hestla (in Castle Volkihar) Blacksmith All day 1000 Female No
Ronthil (in Castle Volkihar) General All day 750 Male [?]

Other[edit | edit source]

Merchant Shop Name Merchandise Hours Gold Gold Gender Invest
Galathil (in The Ragged Flagon) Body Restructuring All day N/A Female N/A

SolstheimDR[edit | edit source]

Raven Rock[edit | edit source]

Merchant Shop Name Merchandise Hours Gold Gold Gender Invest
Fethis Alor Market Stand General 8:00-20:00 1500 Male No
Garyn Ienth Market Stand Food 8:00-20:00 50 Male No
Geldis Sadri The Retching Netch Cornerclub Food All day 100 Male No
Glover Mallory (outside Glover Mallory's House) Blacksmith 8:00-20:00 2000 Male Yes
Milore Ienth Market Stand Apothecary 8:00-20:00 1000 Female No

Frostmoon Crag[edit | edit source]

Merchant Shop Name Merchandise Hours Gold Gold Gender Invest
Majni § (in Frostmoon Crag) Food, Jewelery All day 125 Male [?]

Skaal Village[edit | edit source]

Merchant Shop Name Merchandise Hours Gold Gold Gender Invest
Baldor Iron-Shaper (outside Baldor Iron-Shaper's House) Blacksmith 8:00-20:00 [?] Male [?]
Edla (in Edla's House) Apothecary 8:00-20:00 50 Female No

Tel Mithryn[edit | edit source]

Merchant Shop Name Merchandise Hours Gold Gold Gender Invest
Elynea Mothren Tel Mithryn Apothecary Apothecary [?] 1000 Female [?]
Neloth (in Tel Mithryn) Magic [?] 1000 Male [?]
Talvas Fathryon (in Tel Mithryn) Magic [?] 500 Male [?]

Other[edit | edit source]

Merchant Shop Name Merchandise Hours Gold Gold Gender Invest
Falas Selvayn Ramshackle Trading Post General 00:00–06:00 750 Male No
Halbarn Iron-Fur Thirsk Mead Hall (Dragonborn) Blacksmith
Elmus Thirsk Mead Hall (Dragonborn) Mead

Merchant Trainers[edit | edit source]

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"Don't think you can barter with me like I'm one of those damned shopkeepers."
Hold Guard[src]

Some merchants offer training services. This can be useful since the gold paid to them for their training is added to their inventory for trading, allowing players to get their gold back after training by selling items to the trainer.

A list of merchant trainers in Skyrim:

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • (*) Tonilia is available as a Merchant after joining the Thieves Guild. Some of the other fences are available only after completing specific missions for the Guild. Fences' gold depends on the progress made in the Thieves Guild. They will have 4,000 each once all missions are complete.
  • (†) One merchant will appear in The Ragged Flagon after each special job for the Thieves Guild to spread their influence across Skyrim.
  • (‡) Members of the Dawnguard and the Volkihar Clan will only sell their goods to the Dragonborn if they are a member of their respective faction
  • (§) Majni will only sell his goods to the Dragonborn if they are a werewolf.
  • (‖) Angeline Morrard will limitlessly accept 500Gold investments but her gold limit will not increase. Ghorza gra-Bagol will have a dialogue line available for proposing an investment but no line to actually allow the 500Gold investment.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • If enough of Merchant's possessions are stolen, they may hire Thugs to "teach you a lesson."
  • A spouse is also a merchant. After marrying them, they open a store (it's not an actual place, they sell things from their home) and the Dragonborn may buy items from them.
  • If a merchant lives in their store and the Dragonborn goes beyond the counter to their room, they will follow them, making theft more difficult.
  • The Dremora Merchant can be summoned with the Black Market power which is learned in Untold Legends. He has 2,000 gold and he often sells Daedric weapons and armor

Bugs[edit | edit source]

This section contains bugs related to Merchants (Skyrim). Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:

  1. Please reload an old save to confirm if the bug is still happening.
  2. If the bug is still occurring, please post the bug report with the appropriate system template  360  / XB1  ,  PS3  / PS4  ,  PC  / MAC  ,  NX  , depending on which platform(s) the bug has been encountered on.
  3. Be descriptive when listing the bug and fixes, but avoid having conversations in the description and/or using first-person anecdotes: such discussions belong on the appropriate forum board.
  •  PC   360   PS3   Merchant's inventory will reset if the Dragonborn attacks them, then loads a save immediately prior to attacking. Attacking and then using a Calm spell will not work.
  •  PC   360   Loading a save will not revert a merchant's inventory.
    •  PC(Fix)   360(Fix)   Make a save, attack the merchant, and then reload the game. This method does not work with the Dragonborn's spouse.
  •  PS3   Reverse pickpocket can allow merchants' base gold supply to be raised. This has worked at the Riverwood Trader, getting the base gold up to 10,000 Gold; however, the same method does not work when applied to merchants in Whiterun.confirmation needed
  •  360   PS3   Rare issue where selling to merchants yields no gold after buying a large value of gold from them.
  •  PC   When the merchant's gold reaches 32,768 Gold it yields no gold when selling items, while still taking gold when buying.
  •  PC   If a character talks to the Dragonborn when entering a new area, they may spawn next to Dragonborn. The character will then return to its previous area. This can be troublesome when exiting a store, as the merchant of the store may exit with the Dragonborn, which will cause the store to be locked. Sometimes the store will remain closed indefinitely, even after the merchant has returned to it.
    •  PC(Fix)   Lockpicking the door can then count as trespassing.
    •  PC(Fix)   To prevent this, simply wait for the merchant to be silent when exiting a store.

See also[edit | edit source]

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