Cavalier wrote: catholicgirl wrote: Cavalier wrote:
catholicgirl wrote:Buying used books, yay or nay?
Recognizing my obsessive need to plan/and the fact that no one I know has gone to law school in the past twenty years and all questions I therefore ask are probably stupid as hell:
Do we have enough time to order things from Amazon as a 1L?
Maybe not fall semester, but afterwards you should have plenty of time.
I did. I used Prime. Worse comes to worse you can one day ship it for 3.99 and it would be there the next day probably still cheaper then the bookstore. That being said you may not have prime.
Yeah there's time. You'll know your classes about a week beforehand if memory serves, and that will leave you plenty of time for them to arrive. If you're late to the game, you can do what I did this semester: just buy the book new from the bookstore, keep it in really good shape, order off Amazon, then return the new book to the bookstore. You get like a week or two before the return deadline.
Also, there is a PILA booksale at the beginning of each semester. You want to make sure you get there right away because most of those books are pretty beat up, but there are usually a couple versions of each that are not bad. They're really cheap, so it's worth checking out.
I'm also not a huge fan of used books because I get distracted by the highlighting. But I find that if you go on Amazon or Barnes & Noble and get one that is 'Like New' or "Very Good' it's usually fine. Some people really don't write in their books.