Merchants are vital for commerce and trade in the dangerous city of Tarkov. Specialized vendors sell medical supplies, weapons, armor, ammo, and other gear needed by private military contractors.
Prices from dealers tend to be high. However, their items are legal, certified quality merchandise compared to looted equipment.
Building loyalty and relationships with specific traders through completing tasks offers incentives:
Dealers also offer contractors important services besides retail:
Cultivating trusted trader connections gives Tarkov fighters better equipment access and retrieval if killed or maimed during sorties into the Norvinsk battlefield.