Oh ! you HAVE to haggle.... I've never bought anything electrical without haggling, even if it's just to knock a few quid off of something -- if the item was say £200.00 tell them you only have £190.00 and ask them if they could they sell it for that (even ask the manager) it works every time.... if the item is more like £700.00 tell them you only have £665.00 it does work (trust me).
I like price fixing, hahaha, really, price fixing gets rid of tyre kickers and time waters. Products that are more "price fixed" hold their second hand value as well, well done to B&W for sticking firm.
Sorry Silly - I can't agree with this. Cambridge Audio are sold exclusively by one of the biggest hifi box shifters and yet the secondhand value of their kit seems to stay high. I had a 6-year old A5 amp, that went for 60% of the current new retail value about 6 months ago, and other CA stuff seems to hold it's value.
Don't get me wrong, Naim and similar gear does hold it's value well, but I think that's down to reviews in the popular media (that reflect the quality of the kit itself) rather than price fixing.