Because this is unusual for MD, I thought I'd call it out.
When this drop was active, I checked BladeHQ and other sites and found that they were going to have this version of the Para 3, but not at the time. I signed up for BladeHQ's in-stock notification and joined the MD drop.
On 9/16, the drop ended. On 9/18, I received a shipping notification from MD. On 9/19, I received an in-stock notification from BladeHQ (same price as MD). And on 9/20, I received my Para 3 from MD.
I've gotten used to trading off shipping speed for a (sometimes) better price from MD vs. BladeHQ, etc. In this case, MD had an appropriate price and I received my knife sooner than if I'd waited to order from BladeHQ.
So, good job MD! :-)