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10-11-2011 @ 5:04PM
There is a very important distinction here.When buying gold from shady third-parties: you pay cash, you get a pre-defined amount of gold.When buying a tradeable pet-store pet: you pay cash, you get an item of undefined in-game value.Blizzard is not selling gold. This is not fundamentally different than going to ebay, buying a bind on use item with real money, and selling it in game for gold. The only distinction is the theoretically unlimited supply, which will only serve to lower prices.As to your speculation of in-game value, I strongly doubt that many (if any) will pay 5 figures for this pet. I'd imagine within a week or two, the price will decline drastically.
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