What merchant has the most gold?
Who can I sell to that has boatloads of cash?
Ideally they'll be easily accessible by fast travel and will buy the most different types of items, but a rich type-specific merchant will work too.
I did randomly find this guy out in the wild at a Stormcloak encampment who had 1280 or something. That's the most I've seen. Can't remember exactly where though :/
If you complete the restore the Thieves Guild to its former glory quests, all the fences will have 4000 gold to barter with. You can further boost this via investing and the speech perk for a total of 5500 per fence.
@Sean, does that mean getting rid of the skeleton key as well?
Not just the fence in the HQ; you can get some fences in other cities up to 4k gold by doing Thieves Guild quests. @Tyler just get in the habit of buying every lockpick you see and you'll never run out.
@yx. That's 4000 not including 1000 from the 100 Speech perk -- so 5000 total with the perk.
I completed the quests (returned the skeleton key) but the fence in HQ(rat cave are) has only 1000. :-???
@VaibhavGarg the quests you need to complete are the ones that restore the thieves guild to its former glory. At that point all the fences seems to have 4000 gold and up to 5500 if you invest and have the speech perk. I haven't done any of the thieves guild story quests quests, only the random + glory ones and my fences all have 4k gold.
This requires a substantial time investment just to be able to sell a bunch of junk - I get that it's probably the easiest option someone's found so far, but I'm holding out.