Like most major makers, Spyderco relies on a distribution network. So that the distributors can make money, Spyderco sells them the knife at let's say 1/3rd of the MSRP. The distributors sell them to dealers for about 55% of MSRP depending on circumstances.
So the trick is finding a way to sell the product for what the market will bear. By artificially keeping supply down, demand in the case of the early Spyderco ZDP's outstrips demand, making the MSRP invalid.
Nobody's life depends on getting their hands on a ZDP blade. As said earlier in this thread, they are "trivial luxuries".
Who care's how much someone is willing to pay to buy the delica's and calypso's?
In a short time, there will be enough ZDP kicking around to bring prices down. Hitachi wins either way.