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Mick & Ralph's
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Map MarkerNone (nearest: Freeside's East Gate)
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QuestsLong-Term Care
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Cell NameFreesideMickandRalphs
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We've got stuff we're not even allowed to sell, people! Only at Mick and Ralph's!

Mick & Ralph's crier, Fallout: New Vegas

Mick & Ralph's is an active consumable and gun shop, located in the New Vegas' slum area of Freeside just west of the East Gate. Mick sells weapons and Ralph sells consumables.

Background

Providing some of the finest quality trinkets to discerning customers, while serving the riff-raff the usual low-grade armaments, Mick and his colleague Ralph run a thriving business from the seedier side of Freeside. Their store is a treasure-trove of objects d'art, mass-produced crap, and almost everything you're found on your Wasteland journeys even those weird little dolls people say are from a place back East called Point Lookout. Sometimes, Max and Stacy run around in here.[1]

Layout

When coming in to the building, Ralph will be sitting on the right behind his desk. There are shelves on the wall to the right of where Mick is standing and a central "shelf" made of washing machines in the middle of the room. To the right of Mick is a staircase which leads to a room upstairs that comprises Mick and Ralph's bedrooms and a few other items such as washing machines and desks.

Notable loot

Special Items

Mick's special weapons hideout.

Both Mick and Ralph sell special items to people in Freeside; if the player has a high enough speech level, the player can convince both Mick (30) and Ralph (50) that their special items are a secret between them and the player.

  • Mick's special items are weapons, mostly ballistic weapons. He also sells the naughty nightwear, which gives +10 Speech and +1 Luck in his special goods. He is one of three New Vegas weapons dealers that sell Gun Runners' Arsenal weapons and ammunition, items of note include Lil' Devil (always) and the Nuka Breaker.
  • Ralph will sell fake passports to the player after a speech check; it costs 500 caps, or 375 with a barter check. This enables the player to enter the New Vegas Strip cheaper (normally the player must have 2000 caps in their inventory which will not be removed, or if the player has a high enough science level, using a voice command on the robot). Ralph also sells a container of chlorine to the Ultra-Luxe, which is needed in a later quest.

Notes

  • If the little boy (Mick & Ralph's crier) gets shot by you or a companion you will no longer be able to buy anything from them either Mick or Ralph. They will say how they don't like the way you treat their friends and tell you to leave.
  • The hidden room housing Mick's "special inventory" features three weapons from Fallout 3 displayed on the far wall: a Chinese pistol, a railway rifle, and an Infiltrator. None of these weapons are sold by Mick, and the displayed items themselves are not actual weapons but non-interactive decorations.
  • A small number of items inside Mick's "Special Inventory" room are actual items: cowboy hats, naughty nightwear, and the lone duffle bag in the room, which is empty. All of these items are close enough that they can be picked up by viewing the room with the third-person camera.
  • According to Santiago, if you use the code word "extravaganza", you get a discount. This code word is incorrect and will not result in any further discount.
  • At the front desk where Ralph usually sits, hanging over it on the right side are some dolls that the swampfolk of Point Lookout hung on trees to mark their territory.
  • Several Vault 3 jumpsuits can be found in the upstairs section of the shop.
  • Similar to Rockopolis in Fallout 3, the hidden area of the shop uses pennants to mark the location.
  • There are two posters for the Museum of Technology which advertises the Virgo II Lunar Lander which is seen on display in the museum in Fallout 3.
  • The Nuka-Cola vending machine upstairs doesn't have Nuka-Cola in it, it has 150 rocket souvenirs.
  • When you enter Mick and Ralph's directly to the left, there are ads for The Super-Duper Mart from Fallout 3.

Appearances

Mick & Ralph's appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.

Bugs

  • PlayStation 3Icon ps3.png Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png PCIcon pc.png After convincing Mick to show you his "special" items they will be available for the rest of the game as part of his "normal" sales items, but will not change. Further requests to browse his "special" inventory serve no purpose, other than to open the hidden door in the shop.
  • PlayStation 3Icon ps3.png PCIcon pc.png Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png The barter option for both Mick and Ralph's dialogue can be disabled, although it still appears in the list of possible choices. It prompts the respective character to say his pre-barter dialogue, then the menu vanishes for a moment before reappearing, completely skipping the actual barter menu. Sometimes this happens when your reputation changes to mixed. If you get your reputation to change then you can barter with both Mick and Ralph again(ps3)
  • PlayStation 3Icon ps3.png PCIcon pc.png Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png The random thugs in Freeside can enter Mick and Ralph's and attack them without appearing hostile to the player. Ralph has little health and can easily be killed by the thugs.
  • PlayStation 3Icon ps3.png PCIcon pc.png Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png Occasionally, when you ask to see what either Mick or Ralph has in stock or for sale, no trade menu comes up and the conversation will end. Fix- if you have not yet completed the quest "Wang Dang Atomic Tango" given by James Garret in the Atomic Rangler, complete this quest and sometimes this will allow you to be able to trade with Mick and Ralph again.
  • PlayStation 3Icon ps3.png Ralph's speech challenge for "special services" may not appear if you have completed all of the King's quests.
  • PCIcon pc.png The "special weapons" area will not show up (obtained with speech). You ask to see them and he waits but nothing happens (normal buy screen should appear but doesn't). Still works for normal guns, just not special weapons.
  • PCIcon pc.png Having a high enough Freeside reputation causes an non-player character to praise you and give you various free items/caps occasionally. If one of these non-player characters approaches you while you're in Ralph's special item cell room Ralph may exit which can cause the room to seal with you in it. There appears to be no way out and you must reload from a saved game, or use the console to teleport yourself somewhere else.
  • PlayStation 3Icon ps3.png PCIcon pc.png Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png Sometimes neither Mick nor Ralph will be present in the shop. No known fix.
  • PCIcon pc.png For some unknown reason, when selling things to Mick, he doesn't pay the full value of the object. As a matter of fact he often doesn't pay anything at all. This happened after dealing a big amount of objects and caps. Due to the use of his repair services, he has over 39000 caps.
  • PlayStation 3Icon ps3.png Mick can get stuck in the secret inventory after waiting next to him if you have a companion. The companion will get in the way and push Mick into the secret room. You will not be able to interact with him and he will not react if you kill Ralph.
  • PlayStation 3Icon ps3.png PCIcon pc.png Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png Sometimes after being approached by an non-player character who gives you a discount at Mick & Ralph's, attempting to browse either of their stocks will simply send you back to the dialogue menu without displaying the items. After some testing, it appears to be caused by raising your Freeside fame to trigger the event, but also gaining Freeside infamy to the point of having a Mixed reputation before the non-player character has a chance to speak to you. You can avoid this bug via the use of console commands or simply by avoiding the non-player character running up to you in Freeside. Killing the non-player character will turn Mick & Ralph hostile the next time you enter their store, even if you were hidden.
  • Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png Sometimes after asking mick to see his special stock, The dialog may end, and continue to end, Not giving you the ability to see the trade screen at all. There appears to be no known fix.

Gallery

References

  1. Fallout: New Vegas Official Game Guide Collector's Edition p.330-331: "[2C.02] Mick & Ralph's
    Providing some of the finest quality trinkets to discerning customers, while serving the riff-raff the usual low-grade armaments, Mick and his colleague Ralph run a thriving business from the seedier side of Freeside. Their store is a treasure-trove of objects d'art, mass-produced crap, and almost everything you're found on your Wasteland journeys even those weird little dolls people say are from a place back East called Point Lookout. Sometimes, Max and Stacy run around in here. Max has an interesting toy gun for you to check:"
    (Fallout: New Vegas Official Game Guide Collector's Edition Tour of the Mojave Wasteland)