Hi there. I'm Old Lady Gibson, or so they tell me. I've got odds and ends for sale, and I'm pretty good at fixing things, too.

Old Lady Gibson runs Gibson scrap yard north of Novac, trading in junk and some more specific items the Courier might be searching for in the year 2281.


She is an elderly woman who lives in a scrapyard with her guard dogs, Basura, Reina, Rey, Colmillo, Fiel, and Audaz.

She and her husband used to scavenge from the REPCONN headquarters[1] and most of the items in her home at the scrapyard, including her favourite chair were sourced from these trips.[2]

Interactions with the player characterEdit

Interactions overviewEdit

General Services Quests
Essential: Icon cross
Companion: Icon cross
Plays Caravan: Icon cross
Merchant: Icon check
Repairman: Icon check
  • Repairs up to 79%
Doctor: Icon cross
Rents bed/room: Icon cross
Starts quests: Icon cross
Involved in quests: Icon check


  • Come Fly With Me: Old Lady Gibson will sell the Courier the thrust control modules.
  • Nothin' But a Hound Dog: Old Lady Gibson may be approached about using Rey's brain in Rex. She will ask for 700 caps for this "favor" as he's considered family. She says he's getting old and he would probably need to be put down soon anyway. It's free with a Barter check (70). After Rey has been killed, his brain can be used for Rex. Using Rey's brain on Rex will increase Rex's ferocity in battle.
  • ED-E My Love: Talking to Gibson will activate ED-E's first audio log.


Apparel Weapon Other items On death
Wasteland settler outfit Big Boomer Food
Old Lady Gibson's key


  • She carries the unique sawed-off shotgun, Big Boomer.
  • To the west of her place you can find a mountain line, search north of that and you will eventually find a shack with no marker called Gibson's shack. This shack is part of I Could Make You Care.
  • She tends to have a high number of caps available (initially 2000; 12,000 or more late in the game) making her a good place to walk to if over-encumbered nearby (such as after completing "We Are Legion") or just looking to sell junk.
  • She often stocks the components for the weapon repair kit.
  • It is implied in dialogue related to Nothin' But a Hound Dog that she may have had a whiskey-induced intimate encounter with Doctor Henry in their younger days while on a caravan together.
  • The chair Old Lady Gibson sits on is actually the missing 'O' from the sign at the REPCONN test site. When hovering over it, the prompt will say 'Sit REPCONN "O" Chair'.
  • If the player attacks one of Old Lady Gibson's dogs while she is inside, she will not be hostile when the player enters her house.


Old Lady Gibson appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.


  • PCIcon pc Xbox 360Icon xbox360 She has a pair of duplicate casino edition caravan cards, if you buy both the game will crash but if you only buy one the game will continue and the extra card will disappear from her inventory. [verified]
  • PCIcon pc Playstation 3Icon ps3 Xbox 360Icon xbox360 It appears that if you come to Gibson Scrap Yard and talk to Old Lady Gibson before obtaining ED-E, she will not give you the unique dialogue options required to continue the quest, and ED-E merely ignores her. Use setstage 001572E8 10 console command to reset the dialogues and continue the quest. [verified]
  • PCIcon pc Xbox 360Icon xbox360 Old Lady Gibson may stop giving you caps for any items that you sell to her. The items will disappear from your inventory, but no caps will appear in their place. The items will not appear in her sell screen or inventory, either. [verified]
  • Xbox 360Icon xbox360 If your quest marker leads you to Helios One Solar Array area it may point you to the ground meaning that you may have killed Old Lady Gibson. The only way to finish the quest is to return to her garage and obtain the thrust control components from one of the containers. Note that the quest marker will be stuck in place and will not show you back to the garage. Simply ignore it, get the components from her garage, and the quest will update from there. [verified]
  • Xbox 360Icon xbox360 At some point later in the game fast traveling to Gibson Scrap Yard may cause there to be a Legionary Assassin sitting outside in Old Lady Gibson's seat. She will still come out in the morning but will stand near the door. If you fast travel away and back again you will find Old Lady Gibson is now seated and the assassin is now standing beside her. When she goes to bed at night he will sit again. It is unknown if he will ever leave. [verified]
  • Xbox 360Icon xbox360 Occasionally, when she is inside eating, Old Lady Gibson will become invisible, but still able to interact with the player. [verified]
  • Xbox 360Icon xbox360 Occasionally when leaving Helios One through the room near Fantastic, you will find Old Lady Gibson and her dogs accompanied by several mole rats, all hostile. Loading the auto save will get rid of her however. Also if you walk around a bit you'll bump into invisible items that came from the Gibson Scrap Yard. [verified]
  • Playstation 3Icon ps3 Before any patches when you ask Old Lady Gibson to repair an item the console will crash and freeze. [verified]
  • Playstation 3Icon ps3 Occasionally when Old Lady Gibson is killed while sleeping her body will appear on the opposite side of the room. [verified]
  • Xbox 360Icon xbox360 When you talk to her with ED-E, and she activates his Enclave data, she will be gone the next time you come to see her. She could just pop up after that at HELIOS 1 but it is not for sure. This can be very annoying because you will not be able to buy or sell anything to her ever again. [verified]
  • Playstation 3Icon ps3 Sometimes when trying to sell an item to Gibson, your item will be removed from your inventory, but you will not receive the caps. This can cost players lots of money if they don't make sure the caps are being received. [verified]
  • PCIcon pc If you kill her and steal the key, then take her items from her safe, she will shout "Don't take that!". [verified]
  • Playstation 3Icon ps3 Old Lady Gibson can appear walking in mid air and then land on the ground between Helios One and Camp Forlorn Hope. [verified]
  • PCIcon pc When using the repair option when talking to her it is possible for the game to freeze. [verified]
  • PCIcon pc Xbox 360Icon xbox360 Occasionally after you kill Old Lady Gibson she will not have the Big Boomer in her inventory. [verified]



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