While wearing this outfit, players will be able to buy all items from any gunsmith for half the cost, and it stacks with a high honor or other bonuses. It does not increase the value of items that are sold and does not work at any shop other than a gunsmith.
Current winnings can be checked in the Money section of Stats. Total gambling winnings have to be at least $1000 to unlock Scrap 1 for the Savvy Merchant Outfit. Note that gambling losses before winning any money will be counted as a negative, so if the player lost $1,000, then they'll have to win $2,000 to make a $1,000 profit and unlock the first scrap of the outfit.
$1000 winnings from gambling may seem like a challenge, but it can easily done by playing Five Finger Fillet at Armadillo. Once the 4th contestant sits down, wager $100. The combination for both rounds is "A-B, A-Y, A-X, A-B, A-Y" (Xbox 360) or "X-O, X- ▲, X-Square, X-O, X- ▲ " (PS3). Keep repeating this, wagering $100 each time, and after 10 rounds $1000 should be earned.
To try and win $1,000 in a single go, the player can gamble money playing High Stakes Poker in Blackwater Hotel. However, the table has to have four other players, all of whom have to be cleaned out in order to win each of their $250. The player can not cheat during the game.
Another way to obtain the first scrap, if the outfit is downloaded before completing the Strangerside-mission"Lights, Camera, Action", is to start the stranger side-mission and go to Thieves' Landing to play Liar's Dice. After winning once, continue playing as the ante will remain at $200 and winning will mean that the player will earn a $400 profit per game if there are 3 people, including the player, sitting at the table.
Another, but very time consuming, way of getting the first scrap involves playing Liar's Dice against a single opponent. This only yields $20 profit per game, but is an easy game. It also offers a good chance of getting the No Dice achievement if played wisely.
Blackwater has the poker $100 table and $250 table (DLC). Both can be very profitable. $500 winnings and up to $1250 winnings for the latter.
The Gunsmiths required for obtaining Scrap 2 are located at Blackwater, Thieves' Landing, Armadillo and Escalera. At each gunsmith, it's recommended to buy Bait, as it only costs around $10. Buying items from Gunsmiths prior to downloading the outfit will not count towards this scrap of the outfit. The player can also simply sell a plant from inventory to each one.
This scrap seems to be time consuming, but it is actually not as difficult if herbs are collected from the right location. Within the great plains, there are monstrous amounts of herb. Prairie Poppy appears in frequents amounts in the southern and eastern part of the great plains. Golden Currant appears in the northern section of the great plains. A survivalist map is a big help, giving a wide view of herbs. Herb abundance is so great, the player can collect them traveling on foot. The collectibles section of the stats menu allows tracking of collected herb value. Completing the Survivalist Challenges should generally yield this scrap by the time the 8th level is reached.
To execute someone, the player must simply walk up to them with a gun drawn and press the fire button. A mini-cutscene should play, killing the person and confirming the execution. An easy way of achieving this is to go to Casa Madrugada or Thieves' Landing, where there is no law enforcement. Walk up to someone with the throwing knives out and hold attack. Using the throwing knives results in a silent kill, even if someone witnesses the execution. Players may want to equip their bandana before executing someone, as it hides Marston's identity. It will prevent the player from losing honor points. Another execution method is to shoot both the target's legs, at which point they will drop to their knees and continue shooting the player. Then simply walk up to them, pull the trigger without aiming, and Marston will execute the target with a shot to the head.
Execution opportunities exist with story missions as well as gang hideouts. In general, look for when enemies are just around the corner, then step in and execute them — Marston will also take a couple of strides to an enemy if he has to. Another common execution opportunity is the 'kidnap' event in Thieves' Landing, in which a man is leaving town with a hogtied prostitute on his back. Lasso the man, free the girl, then draw the knife, crouch over the man, and pull the trigger to cut his throat.
Scrap 5 - see the mission page for tips.
Using the outfit
If the player has the Liars & CheatsDLC pack, the Explosive Rifle is $10,000. It is recommended to use this outfit to reduce the price to $5,000, or, with honor at Peacemaker, only $2,500. As well as making its ammo only $3 each.
This outfit was a candidate in a vote for pre-order bonuses along with the Expert Hunter Outfit but was beaten by the Deadly Assassin Outfit by a landslide. As such it was originally unobtainable in the game.
Rockstar released an unfinished version of the DLC for PS3 on the 1st of September in Europe and on the 2nd of September in other countries except for the United States. This version was reported to be untested and full of bugs. Rockstar recommends to anyone who downloaded this version to delete it and replace it with the final version, which came out on the 12th of October.