LOL @AlixMV TYSVM you caught me reposting my question in multiple threads. The reason I've been doing this is because i haven't been able to find this information from members of Bioware and therefore have been looking for multiple sources before I decided to accept the information.
By any chance are you a member of the community team or would you be able to direct me to an official source?
No, I'm not a community team member, but I've been actively reading the PTS forum and also playing on the PTS. I've experienced purchasing items from the Cartel Market there, and saw them delivered into my inventory as items. I've also traded items with someone else on the PTS purchased via the Cartel Market.
So although I can't point to official word, I can point to knowledge gleaned from reading the forums and personal experience.
And if I am
wrong, or it's handled differently in production than on the PTS, I will apologize in advance for misinforming you.