In the same boat :(
Wow. How much do you pay in shipping when you buy from places like Amazon?
50 bucks....but then we have to pay 15% import duty on anything over 150 dollars. Even still, it ends up being cheaper, and there is a good chance that if you have a foreign sounding name, customs doesn't bother with the import duties (they are a bitch to collect on their part).
Amazon doesn't ship most things here (books, yes...but books can be had here for cheaper) because of agreements made with producers; I don't know about Amazon sellers though. I do buy a lot off eBay...and I've probably spent at least two thousand dollars on shipping in the last two years. And I've probably still saved a lot of money doing it.
I don't want to get into a political discussion, but let me just say... You will take my guns from my cold dead hands. ;o)
No Norway for me.