Cavalier wrote:Muckduck wrote:Cavalier wrote:Buying books online - ever brand new books - is a lot cheaper than getting them from the bookstore.
Do we know exactly which texts we will be using for each course yet? Will it matter at all if we don't get the books until a few days into fall semester if we buy them online?
Unfortunately you won't know until sections are released, unless every section of a 1L class is using the same casebook (this happened with criminal law last year). However, as long as you don't make any markings in a casebook bought from the bookstore, you can return it after the semester starts, so you can buy the books from the bookstore and use them while you wait for the online books to arrive. You definitely need the books before classes start though, or else you'll look like an idiot when the professor calls on you and you haven't done the reading.
So charge books to account, use them for about 2 weeks while I wait for my online books to arrive, then return bookstore books?
Is it pain that you're not allowed to write in the books? I always underline (seemingly) important part when I read so it's easier to outline later.