loot has no value. It trades for the same amount everything else trades for... nothing.
Even though it is technically the rarest shield in the game (If you don't exploit quest resetting) and it gives money. --- Oh, you thought they made this game for you? You clearly bought the wrong game.
Weapons and items hold no value when its so easy to dupe or mod.
About the only thing that has value is if someone can say "hey can you give me x" and two minutes later you give it to them. However, that doesn't actually translate into anything, like a pat on the back. But a "thank you" is nice.