I agree ordering from NB now would really only work out for larger orders, I think primarily because the only shipping service offered is through UPS.
Another thing I take into consideration when ordering online is whether or not I'm getting charged tax. I pay about 10% sales tax at my LHBS, and that tends to make paying for shipping less of a problem, since I don't pay sales tax for most online stores.
Wild Love Brewing
Brew Stats | Brewlog | Fermentation chamber
Drinking: Late for Breakfast Stout, How Rye Am I? Saison, HD 2013, Graff
Bottle conditioning: Nut Brown Ale, EdWort's Hause Pale Ale
Primaries: Dry Irish Stoat, Oatish