Now just hold on. I never voted to take on the Powder Gangers. That's a 1000 cap investment you're talking about.

Chet is a store clerk living in Goodsprings in 2281.


Chet claims to have been to the New Vegas Strip twice in his life. Both times he apparently drank a lot of liquor and lost most of his caps while gambling, in that order. He speaks fondly of the city however, but he also warns you not to stir up any trouble on account of the NCR and Mr. House's securitrons.

Interactions with the player characterEdit

Interactions overviewEdit

This character is a merchant. Caps: 630-5070
Sells: ammunition, armor, cards, chems, explosives, misc, weapons and weapon mods
Perk empathy synthesizer
This character is involved in quests.



Apparel Weapon Other items On death
Prospector outfit .357 Magnum revolver Bottle caps


  • Chet will always have one ammo box, .38 special and at least one ammo box, small energy cell, bulk available for sale whenever his inventory is restocked. Because of this, Chet is the only source of boxed .38 special rounds in the Mojave Wasteland.
  • The player randomly can find all the weapon mods for the varmint rifle, the 9mm pistol, and the .357 Magnum revolver in his shop inventory. If no mods are available, wait for the store to restock (4 game days). You might have to buy a previous mod for a new one to be stocked.
  • If you complete the quest Run Goodsprings Run, Chet, afraid of the Powder Gangers, will give you a 50% discount "as long as he gets to keep his shop".
  • Killing him after Run Goodsprings Run grants no Karma gain or loss.
  • He is generally a good merchant early on in the game, as he carries a wide selection of low to mid level equipment and general use items. However he will become less useful the farther you go into the game, but he does provide a decent assortment of early essentials.
  • If you have a mixed reputation (at least "Mixed") he will give you a 75% discount because you remind him of himself when he came to town.


Chet appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.


  • Playstation 3Icon ps3 Xbox 360Icon xbox360 Chet will not restock, even after 200+ in-game days. The only item refreshing is special ammunition. You can get his stock to refresh by saving in the store, quitting the game and loading with "continue", simply loading a quicksave will not work. [verified]
  • Playstation 3Icon ps3 Xbox 360Icon xbox360 Chet is susceptible to the Run Goodsprings Run quest exploit. [verified]
  • Playstation 3Icon ps3 Xbox 360Icon xbox360 Chet may occasionally offer full barter value for items regardless of the PC's barter skill or reputation. It is unknown what causes this. [verified]
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