Ebay your way to the Burning Crusade beta

In the least shocking news of the year, some folks lucky enough to get a Burning Crusade beta invite are selling their beta keys on Ebay. The auctions are most definitely getting bids, and the current going rate seems to be in the neighborhood of $200 or so. While not cheap, it is a little more reasonable than the $300 Murloc pet beta key cards that have been making the rounds for the past year. Of course, by saving $100 you don't get the Murloc pet, which is a bit of a bummer.

I am not against anyone trying make an extra buck. Sure, some of the sellers are using the cash to finance their upcoming PS3 or to payoff their bookie, but others might actually use the money to, you know, take care of their families. But at the same time, I don't think Blizzard handed out the keys so people could profit from them.

What do you guys think? Would you buy one? Or is spending $200 to experience a beta that might last only a month a little extravagant?

This article was originally published on WoW Insider.