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You do know the difference between a gaming currency and real world currency?
Cartel coins are purchased with real money (or part of subscribers perks). Buying a cartel pack to get a specific item involves a lot of failed attempts and those items are sold on the GTN.
Ingame currency is accrued at the expense of time, or selling cartel acquired items on the GTN.
Both involve an investment, one in cash the other in time. What I was trying to point out was that one doesn't force a player to keep an item they don't want and the other does.