Well, it, of course, is using an exploit, but you can make amount of money large enough in Adv.Mart even not leaving the Promenade. You should have enough money to buy some Ring of Animal Friendship if not Ring of Air Control after leaving the dungeon. Both have unlimited stock. The method is like as with Mace+2, Ring of Air Control even costs more. You order 16, but, before you pay, you sell one item (not matter what) and the cost of 16 falls to cost of one. The problem is (at least so it has been for me) it anyway takes all your money no matter how much you have.
Now, when you have 16 rings, leave in backpack the number of them necessary to foot the bill for one ring and store other where you can, even of the ground. Sell all but one, book another 16, sell the last you have and purchase 16 for cost of one. Repeat as far you wish. At the end sell what you have stored at not going to keep
Though i would advice not to be too rich, it might cause problems when you meet with Bodhi
So, IMHO, you should make no much more money as you would spend in the Mart and the Promenade, then, after the first visit to the Cooper inn, add the amount you need there (you would wish it if you have the premium pack).
Of course, it might easy the first steps in the game and might (should) counted as a cheat, so decision is yours. But so you might make the taw good enough and be a bit stronger. In latter chapters you shall have enough money and it will not be a key factor, anyway.
IMHO, the limited cash in the beginning is supposed to prevent you to to poke your nose too far too early. The problem is you see cool items you might desire and you never know if you could get money enough to foot the bill both for equipment and for the quest. I'm sorry for it is not BG I where with some patience you could collect any amount of cash traveling around known areas and might have some experience on top. BTW, i have a feeling the developers are mostly to restrict the limits of experience to prevent the party to be too powerful beforehand. Well, i liked BG I better in this aspect.
BTW, the other thing i'm complaining about is developers' illusion they might guess what heroes we would wish. The variety of possible companions in BG I has been more wider and far more wiser And, for example, seemingly they have had a belief that Minisc with Boo should be most popular NPC... I wouldn't say i cannot endure him, though i find him boring if not annoying. However, never have been sure, but sometimes have a feeling they are laughing on us
Well, long and off-topic ... overflow of the heart
... but the last
In fact all that is an illusion. I do not believe that using exploit here is something different from using the Shadowkeeper, it only makes an illusion of it
[This message has been edited by Loredweller (edited 03-19-2001).]