In todays game update 1.7.2, a new reputation was added.  The Contraband Resale Corporation is a reputation that is only leveled via items from the new Cartel Market items.  Just as with other reputations, there are green, blue and purple level reputation trophies that come from the new shipment of cartel packs that dropped today.  The interesting thing about this reputation at first glance is that the weekly reputation cap is much much higher than other reputations.

New Reputation for Hutts!

New Reputation for Hutts!

Once you increase your reputation by obtaining the trophies from cartel packs (reminder, you will be able to purchase packs from the GTN with credits, just like the others), you can head to the crew skill area of your respective factions fleet to find a new area added.  Look for the big Hutt!

I thought we didn't like these guys?  Now we give them space on the fleet?!

I thought we didn’t like these guys? Now we give them space on the fleet?!

There are three vendors in this area.  The first vendor has all the retired Cartel Market chest pieces that were removed in todays update for 40k credits and newcomer status.

Have no fear!  These are now purchasable with credits!

Have no fear! These are now purchasable with credits!

The second vendor has rare cartel market items that are purchased with a combination of rep standing, credits, and a new token that is a rare drop from cartel packs, the Cartel Market Certificate.

Another token?!

Another token?!

This vendor has many of the rare items that people wanted from previous packs, but at a premium price.

 

A new way to get a Monkey Lizard!

A new way to get a Monkey Lizard!

 

The third and final vendor is all new items that require reputation standing and credits.  A few of the items also require the new token as well. Here is a full listing of all the items.

Vendor Page 1

Vendor Page 1

 

Vendor Page 2

Vendor Page 2

Vendor Page 3

Vendor Page 3

I encourage all of you who might be interested in these items to go and check them out.  I didnt add screenshots of each armor set or item because of the huge amount of items they have for sale here.  Also, it is important to note that all of these items require different reputation levels as well.

 

I think this is a fantastic addition to the Cartel Market.  It gives buyers more items and more flexibility when choosing to spend money in the store.  Kudos to Corey Butler’s team at BioWare Austin!