Hey So Here's a thought, Why not make the C-Store an interactive part of the game?? Perhaps a Frengi merchant on Sol and Qo'nos? And the current system we have could just be changed to a "remote contact" It makes sense especially if things are overpriced they should be coming from a Frengi :-P
I don't think so... I really shouldn't have to deal with a Ferengi merchant to get a Galaxy X. For one it'll arrive with nothing but fumes in the gas tank, and you don't want to be sitting on a phaser lance created with mismatched parts supplied by the lowest bidder.
Besides, a lot of C-store purchases are already plugged into the game environment. I haven't checked the shipyard, but when using the bank there's a button at the bottom offering to sell you more, and the Tailor does it as well.