I bought my books today after thoroughly comparing prices at the FSU bookstore, Bill's bookstore and Barrister books. In my particular situation I would have saved maybe $25 ordering them online, but I would have had to deal with the worry factor while waiting for them to arrive. I bought about 3/4 of them at the FSU bookstore, and the rest at Bill's. My grand total was $650. There wasn't much left in the way of used books though, and the one that I could have bought used had all kinds of highlighting and writing in it, which is a major distraction to me. I opted to go with new so I could add my own markings.
I was wondering how many other people have purchased their books, if they bought used and about how much they spent. I am a little bummed that my books cost so much, as that money would have been well spent on other things, but I suppose it could have been a lot worse. Its not that bad if you look at it as an investment.
Looking forward to orientation next week. By the way, how many people are attending the 1L reception next tuesday?