I had long considered such pets as ethereal soul trader and spectral tiger cub beyond my grasp. I do not have heaps of cash, either in game or irl, so they resided merely in fantasy and envy. And then came the duping. Lower and lower came the prices. Under 100k, under 60k, under 40k.... the ethics drove me quietly crazy. I do NOT want to support gold farming or duping or anything that violates ToS. I resisted. There was no way to say if a pet was a dupe, so I played it safe. And then a thought occured: how would I know if the pet wasn't a dupe? I wasn't about to pay 200k for a pet just because that would somehow make them legitimate.
I'm sorry to all the responsible pet owners out there that really did have a legitimate pet! I truly hope I bought from you!