All I wanted to do is provide information where else people can buy the game. Someone going to Essen might have the same question that you had. That being said, Meeple Circus also ships games ordered from the shop. Since the shop is located in Germany this will also be too expensive for US customers, this it doesn't solve your request.
Yes, I was just having a little fun...
And honestly, the post is really me whining about my first-world problem of having to wait for a pre-order board game....and a whistful longing to be able to afford to attend Spiel...