Looting in Star Wars is something that people deal with regardless of system. Even over the WEG D6 boards that are still active we get questions about what to do about looting. And there are a number of issues, some of which have already been established.
1. You're taking Imperial property, killing Imperial troops can get you run up on all sorts of charges, most of them deal with life long imprisonment or immediate unceremoneous execution.
2. Where are you going to unload these stolen goods? You're not going to get base cost for them because anyone you sell them to will have to have the connections to fence them without getting caught. This means you're going to have to make connections with very dangerous characters or run the risks of fencing them directly. If you fence them directly you can run afoul of a sting operation to catch gun runners. Alternatively when you cut out the middle man, the middle man will be upset for getting cut out. The middle man may come looking for you so he can get his cut.
In short, there are all sorts of adventures (or misadventures) in selling these goods.
3. Similar to #2, unless you're fencing them instantly (which has problems in itself), then you're going to be keeping a small stash of illegal goods on your ship. You are subject to boarding and search by imperial customs at pretty much any port. Actually... you're subject to search any time you run into a customs ship or planetary patrol. Illegal goods on your ship can get you into all sorts of trouble.
4. How long does it take to completely strip a dead body of its armor. Yeah, in video games you just have to click a button and you've got all the things. Or, if its an FPS, you just pass the body and you get all the things. In an rpg, you've got to take time rolling the dead body over, unlatching armor, unhooking releases, and detatching seals. Can you imagine slipping a body glove off of dead weight? Now you're going to do that with a small squad of troopers? Yeah, that's gonna take some time. While you're taking all this time to do so reinforcements are on the way. Further, can you imagine the commotion that it would raise if you were taking all the clothing and gear off of five or six unconscious cops in your neighborhood? Maybe the Empire is hated on your block and maybe it isn't. But you can bet someone is going to report it.
5. Encumbrance. And there's enough said about that at the moment.
Edited by bandersnee, 15 July 2013 - 01:49 PM.