Wrath of the Lich King Beta Scalping

Eurogamer has word that beta invitations for World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King that were distributed by Blizzard at gaming conventions are fetching staggering sums on eBay (thanks Shacknews), with one invite taking in over $1,000. They theorize why:
Beta keys obtained in the normal manner, by opting in to the test on the official website, cannot be sold - they're attached to the account of the player who registered.

But the keys given out on scratch-cards at the Blizzard Worwide Invitational event in Paris in June, and BlizzCon 2007 in Los Angeles last August, have no such restrictions. It's these that are changing hands for serious cash. Originally billed as beta keys "for an upcoming Blizzard title", Blizzard only announced that these would work for the Lich King beta once it had started.

WWI keys seem to be selling at a particular premium, perhaps because they also come with an access code for an exclusive Diablo III-themed vanity pet, Tyrael.
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Somewhat geeky = posting on forums.

Fuggin geek master = paying $1000 for a beta

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