Simon wrote an answer about Norrøna Svalbard Flex1 Softshell Pant - Men's on March 9, 2013
You are not taking into consideration the following in your quest to save a few dimes:
Currency fluctuations (BC have to buy ahead as does any business)
Returns policy (BC are more than fair and have top customer service)
Supposing it needs a repair - do you want to ship it back to Norway? Jackets dont qualify for Airmiles! Talk about a Carbon footprint! Carbon BIGFOOT more like it!
I bought in the USA when I visited and got some great deals from BC in feb 2013 when Norrona was 20%-30% off...went in London & Europe, there was no such offers.
Moral of the story. Stop complaining!