Where to sell all your space junk in Starfield

Starfield where to sell - Trade Authority Kiosk
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Wondering where to sell all that junk you've accumulated in Starfield? Bethesda's RPGs are generally an absolute loot fest as you stockpile weapons, armour, and whatever precious items you can find that aren't nailed down. Starfield is no different. With a ship of your own and a cozy cargo hold, you can pack it to the gills with valuables and ill-gotten gains, including contraband

The only problem is knowing where to sell these items in Starfield. The first city you're likely to visit, New Atlantis, isn't exactly packed with vendors, and even when you do head to the Commercial District, it's slightly unclear what's a corporate office and where you can actually offload some stuff. Here, I'll explain some of the best places to sell your Starfield junk and lighten that cargo hold.

Where to sell items in Starfield

Depending on how much you've got to sell, the best place to initially visit is the Trade Authority Kiosk which can be found near to the Ship Services Technician in most major spaceports. This is pretty handy if you're encumbered and need a nearby vendor, and you can also sell stuff directly from your ship's inventory at this terminal. 

If you've got a lot more to sell than a kiosk can handle, there are a few other convenient options in the game:

  • New Atlantis: The first spaceport you travel to in the Alpha Centauri system. You can fast travel straight to the Commercial District once you've visited it once, where there are a number of vendors mixed in with the corporate buildings. Outland, UC Distribution, and Whetstone are all pretty close to the tram entrance. There's also Jemison Mercantile near to where your ship lands. 
  • Neon: My personal favourite place for offloading cargo is in the Volii system. If you fast travel into Neon Core after you've visited once, all the shops are right there, making it a far speedier way to sell things than running around New Atlantis or another open city. There's also the big Trade Authority shop, which is one of the best ways to sell contraband if the kiosks can't afford it. Plus, all those neon signs make it really easy to tell where the vendors are.
  • Akila: This wild west city in the Cheyenne system might not be a bustling metropolis, but there are a few vendors. Shepherd's General Store can be found on the left as you enter the city, with Rowland Arms just a little further behind it. There's also a little Trade Authority store to the right behind Galbank.
  • The Key: If you're prone to piracy, have a bounty on your head, and are friendly with the Crimson Fleet, you might want to head to The Key space station in the Kryx System. Inside, there is a market called The Depot where you can sell your goods. Just make sure you do the Crimson Fleet faction quest before turning up at Kryx, since they'll vaporise you otherwise.

As said, Neon is definitely your best bet if you've got a lot of stuff to offload and don't want to spend loads of time running from store to store, but any of the above should meet your needs.

Trade Authority vendor NPCs are your best option for selling items of any kind, including contraband and stolen items. You'll find them wherever you see Trade Authority signage; just skip the kiosk and talk to the NPC instead.

To save you as much time as possible, here are the vendors with the most credits (vendors with 🕵️ accept contraband in locations that don't scan your ship):

  • 12,500 credits: Anya Griffon (Residential District, New Atlantis)
  • 11,000 credits: Kaminski (The Well, New Atlantis)
  • 11,000 credits: Manaaki Almonte (Central Hub, Cydonia)
  • 11,000 credits: Duncan Lynch (Trade Authority, Akila City)
  • 11,000 credits: Kolman Lang (Upper Platform, Neon)
  • 🕵️ 25,000 credits: Zuri Abara (The Key, Kryx system)
  • 🕵️ 11,000: Marcel Duris (The Den, Wolf system)

What to spend your Starfield credits on

Now that you've made some money in Starfield, you may be wondering what there is to spend it on. Here are a few suggestions for what you should buy with all those credits.

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  • Spaceships: The big ticket item in Starfield is ships, some of which can cost hundreds of thousands of credits. Ships aren't only for sale at major spaceports: you'll sometimes find them at smaller outposts throughout the galaxy as well. Keep in mind you can buy class B and C ships as long as you have enough money, but you won't be able to fly them until you've upgraded your Piloting skill.
  • Houses: You can live on your ship, build a base, and rent a hotel room, but there are also houses in Starfield you can buy if you want to put down some roots. You'll find houses for sale in major locations like New Atlantis and Akila City, and the prices vary: Neon has both a tiny "Sleepcrate" that costs 6,500 credits and a penthouse suite you can buy for 235,000.
  • Decorations: Once you've got a home or a base, you'll want to fill it with cool junk. Visit shops like The Emporium in Neon and you can buy find plush toys, old Earth memorabilia, and other decorations to place around your house for that lived-in look.
  • Weapons: You'll find loads of weapons and gear just by completing missions and surviving random encounters with spacers, but keep your eye out for the weapons you can buy in shops. Some are pretty expensive, but just about every shop has a gun worth buying, like this pistol called Elegance for sale in Akila City.

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Sean Martin
Guides Writer

Sean's first PC games were Full Throttle and Total Annihilation and his taste has stayed much the same since. When not scouring games for secrets or bashing his head against puzzles, you'll find him revisiting old Total War campaigns, agonizing over his Destiny 2 fit, or still trying to finish the Horus Heresy. Sean has also written for EDGE, Eurogamer, PCGamesN, Wireframe, EGMNOW, and Inverse.

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