I think one of us is a little confused (and it may well be me ). I think it is Spyderco's policy that THEY sell at full MSRP online, to prevent undercutting other dealers, especially those who buy from a distributor who takes his cut. After all, the manufacturer could afford to sell to the public at wholesale just like they sell to distributors, and the dealers would be out of business.
There are a number of good, reliable dealers online. New Graham Knives and Knives Plus are two that I have dealt with in the past, and will use again.
I don't believe in safe queens, only in pre-need replacements.