Out of curiosity, how do most of y'all bring back what you have just bought from the show? (i.e. carry on luggage, or shipping through someone.) Also, do some of the major venders offer shipping options?
So with regard to the "shipping option", I have been told in the orange hall, "I dont have it here but I can ship it from the store". I think I said I would see if I can find it on site and I must have ultimately done that. I doubt that anyone is going to want to sell something at the show then haul it home to ship to you. If its in the hall and you buy it, you're carrying it with you.
With regard to the UPS on site, I've never used it, but I would have to imagine thats the absolute most expensive way you can possibly get stuff home. Its a UPS store, so whatever UPS says it costs, double it at the minimum + marked up prices for the box and packing matter. I would suggest you accumulate whatever you buy, then go to the Lowe's on Carlisle road and buy yourself a moving box and some bubble wrap. Self box and pack whatever you've got and find the post office, a fedex office, or a UPS Customer Center and ship it to yourself. Depending on how far you have to go and what you buy, bringing a large hard sided suitcase and the $50 checked bag fee may be more economical.