Hi Greek Malt Lover,
Well, as you point out Greek Malt Lover, the Gods (or Godesses) of supply and demand rule in this universe.
If Laphroaig priced these bottles lower, then "middle men" would grab them up and instantly put them up for sale on ebay for their "true market, e.g. collector" value and collect a "middle man" profit for the "service". We recently saw this occur with regards to a Laphroaig oloroso cask release which was only available in duty free.
It appears that Laphroaig wanted to keep that additional profit in this case, and if they are "selling out" in 2 days as you stated, then appearantly they have made the right business decision.
Even if I don't get one (I couldn't afford it and I'm not sure if I'd buy one even if I could afford it), I still think the open market is a better way of distributing these goods, as opposed to a "command economy" system of distribution where only the politically well connected would get them.
It is comforting to know that the "run-of-the-mill" Laphroaig is so readily available to us "peasants" in the cube farms, shops and factories. I like it better and it is readily available at a price I'm willing to pay.