Canadians in general have lost the fine art of "haggling". Some people put a slightly inflated price on things because they expect to haggle with the prospective buyer. Some people do it because they want to get thier money back out of an item they've bought.
We live in a culture of franchises and have become very complacient paying the price we see on the tag. This is unheard of in a lot of other cultures. I rarely buy an item in Chinatown for the price on the tag. I can usually always get a better price or the taxes dropped. A lot of people deal this way. I watched my stepfather try and get some kid working at McDonald's to throw in some 'nuggets for free with his 'Extra Value Meal No.5' because he thought it would be a fair deal. (Ya, try growing up with my family)
Anyway, my point is...if I ever had one....have sex in a hot tub at least once in your life. Also, everyone is out to try and get a good deal. Don't get your panties in a bunch if you think they're trying to lowball you. Embrace the art of haggling, it's fun. Unless they offer you a really stupid figure. Then just tell them to fuck off.
My 1 cent.....................I'm not giving you two. What, do you think I'm made of money?