8 items you must sell in Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2 has plenty of money-earning opportunities for players to do as protagonist Arthur Morgan. Although Arthur and the Van der Linde gang can be loud and aggressive, they will always look for ways to make a lot of money, mainly through criminal exploits.

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Throughout the great missions of Red Dead Redemption 2, players will find a wide variety of valuables, be they horses, jewels or treasure. Players can utilize multiple ways to sell items in Red Dead Redemption 2.

horses red dead redemption 2 horses

Selling horses is a secure source of income in RDR2. There are two ways to acquire them. First, players must roam the world and find wild horses to lasso and tame. A wild horse is considered tame if players bond by riding it without being defeated.

Secondly, players can obtain already tamed horses by stealing them. A horse is essential to the western game lifestyle. Once players have a horse, sell it at farms and racecourses. Players can find horse markets by following the horseshoe on the game’s map. However, please note that stolen horses have lower payouts than tamed ones.

Wagons and Diligences Red Dead Redemption 2 stagecoach

Wagons and horse-drawn stagecoaches feature heavily in the world of RDR2. Stealing and selling these carts will keep the game economy going. As these are illicitly acquired items, players need a fence to purchase them. A wagon fence can be unlocked by completing ‘The Pines of America’ quest in Chapter 2 of the game.

The money made from the sale of these carts depends on their type, size, condition and goods transported. For example, at the Emerald Ranch wagon fence, a tank car costs $50, while a four-horse carriage costs $25.

Gold bars Red Dead Redemption 2 Gold Bars

A single gold bar is worth $500 in Red Dead Redemption 2, a substantial sum in the Wild West. Due to their high value, gold bars are scarce in RDR2. There are only 24 locations across the entire map where players can get gold.

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Gold bars can be obtained in Red Dead Redemption 2 in several ways. They include finding treasure maps, completing strange stories and quests, and daily challenges. Also, chasing Red Dead Online bounties increases the chances of earning gold bars. Selling 30+ bars nets players around $15,000, a fortune in the Wild West.

animal skins Red Dead Redemption 2 characters with their hunted animal skin

The frontier economy relied on the pelt and pelt trade and was incorporated into the universe of Red Dead Redemption 2. In contrast to the many illicitly acquired items, pelts are sold at general stores and those that sell hunting equipment, which do not need a fence.

For perfect skin, players need to hunt animals with three stars. Also, getting a quality skin requires players to use the right ammo that won’t be rough on the skin. For example, using explosives on a small animal could damage its skin. Grizzly bear and elk skins are highly sought after and can cost players $7.50 or more.

Jewel Lost Gems from Red Dead Redemption 2

Like Gold Bars, players will find Gems when playing RDR2, mostly from people players steal and kill. Since players cannot sell looted gems in common stores, players must finish the first chapter of the game before unlocking the gem fences.

In addition to the fence that Seamus found at Emerald Ranch, others are scattered across the RDR2 map. They are in Van Horn, north of Clemens Point, east side of Saint-Denis and north of Rhodes. Jewelry prices differ depending on the type of jewelry. For example, a platinum chain necklace costs $10, while a silver earring costs $1.

Fish Red Dead Redemption 2 Arthur Fishing

Fishing is another activity that helps players raise some money in Red Dead Redemption 2. While selling fish may not be as lucrative as selling gold bullion, it still attracts an honest prophet. Fishing is unlocked by completing the quest, ‘A Fisher of Men’, in Chapter 2.

In the game, 15 types of fish are found in ponds, lakes and rivers. While most fish in the game are found everywhere, some are exclusive to specific areas and can fetch higher prices in places where they are not found. There are some strange finds in Red Dead Redemption 2, including many fish that differ in size, shape, type of bait used, and price. The small freshwater bluegill is the cheapest, selling for around $0.75, while the huge Northern Pike weighing up to 20 pounds costs $5.

cigarette cards Red Dead Redemption 2 cigarette cards

There are 144 cigarette cards in the world of Red Dead Redemption 2. They come in sets of 12, each containing 12 cards located in different places on the map. There are two ways to get cigarette cards. Firstly, players can scour the entire map of RDR2 for themselves, like John Marston or Arthur Morgan.

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Alternatively, players can purchase packs of cigarettes from general stores, as each box contains a single card. However, since we are discussing items for sale, buying cigarettes and then reselling these stolen items may not be profitable.

Below are some of the most valuable cigarette card sets that players can sell.

Amazing Inventions: Contains volatile dynamite worth $100 Gems of Beauty: Comes with a platinum necklace worth $100 Artists, Writers & Poets: Contains a Ginseng elixir valued at $100 Vistas of America: Contains a gold nugget that sells for $100 Famous Gunslingers: Comes with special snake oil that sells for $50. Red Dead Redemption 2 character with animal parts

Skins aren’t the only thing that can be sold for cold hard cash after some hunting efforts in RDR2. Meat and animal organs are unloaded and offered for sale at hunters, butchers and most general stores. Players can identify butchers by the cleaver mark on the map. Mysteries in Red Dead Redemption 2 can see only one hunter across the scattered wasteland.

Selling rates differ from organ to organ and depend on which animal they are obtained from. For example, organs from legendary animals like Bruma and Khan sell for higher prices than normal ones like sheep and pigs.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is available for PS4, Xbox One and PC.

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