The trading system in Escape From Tarkov seems to have some very interesting features implemented in it. The game is an MMO shooter set in a fictional Russian city that is cut off from the outside world by Russian and US forces. This puts players right in the crossroads of a military conflict between two large powers.
Dealers, Flea Markets, and Weekly Auctions will be available, but at this point we are not yet completely sure of how Flea Markets or Auctions will work, as no footage of either has been released yet.
What we do know is that the Flea Market is player-only, meaning that the players also set the prices. Items can be put up for sale once every 24 hours. As with other online games with an Auction house, players can bid on items, but these auctions will only be available once per week.
The clip below shows that the Dealer sells food, health, storage, guns, ammo, and more. He will also purchase items from you, the player. These Dealers are discovered by exploring and prices will vary depending upon the player’s familiarity with a specific Dealer.
Getting more in depth, each Dealer has a biography next to their portrait. This links to the Contract Wars universe, the previous title from Battlestate Games, according to Westie, it and Escape From Tarkov are somewhat linked.
All traders can run out of money, but they can also get sick and die in this particular game, a feature which sets it apart from many other games of its type. There a three different currencies available in the game and with most titles, certain items will cost more than others.
The weapons also list the country of origin, so it’s very possible certain dealers will only purchase items that are made in the region they are from. They could also perhaps only accept the currency from that specific country.
It’s important to note also that these currencies will be separate from real world currencies and will have their own exchange rates. Players can also become traders themselves and open up their own shops and face the same challenges as the A.I traders, which would include things like taxes.