The Blizzard Gear physical goods store
is closing at the end of the month and all gift cards and coupons for the site will expire at that time. Currently this store is run by a third party and requires a different login and payment methods so you can not use your Battle.net Balance on that site.
To me this seems very likely that they are finally moving the store to their own platform so they can use their own payment services, a battle.net address, and add the store to the desktop launcher.
The point of discussion is that doing this could allow the use of Battle.net Balance that we can get from WoW Tokens with gold. If they did this I know I and many others would instantly spend hundreds of dollars buying different physical goods to keep or give away. This could easily double the gold price of WoW Tokens overnight if this were to happen. I myself am going to cap out my Bnet Balance on both of my accounts as well as keeping 10 tokens in bags on both accounts to prepare.
I personally on some level hope they don't do this, I know many more casual gold makers that like to spend their gold on a token for some gametime or other blizzard games that would be hurt by tokens skyrocketing. There is also the market of people in lower income countries that would look at this as a way to get physical goods such as clothes to sell from 'working' in a game. Tokens in both regions are already decently high at 200k and 300k so the community would look at the game as even more pay to win if they were to increase even 50% from this.
What are your thoughts, would you like it or hate it if they did allow the use of their own currency on the new store?