We all have friends, maybe they should help us out more….
friendly pressure cost 10 pb you may ask any contact you have to help you obtain an item that they would normally have assess to. Have the contact make a connection + loyalty test. Reduce the availability of an item by each success. If it item’s availability is above 8 after this test, you may not buy the item and you lose loyalty with the contact as he/she is unable to obtain the item and experiences some difficulty in obtaining the item. The availability rating is a general cutoff and different GM’s may change the cutoff based on story considerations.