I ordered mine online, so it'll ship directly to my house. The surprising thing is, with shipping and everything, it was only about 16 bucks - waay cheaper than in-store. Even if it comes in crappy condition, I'll have a copy relatively early, and it wouldn't be a hassle to go and buy a better copy if I really wanted to.
That said, I'm really excited to see how this goes. But I also don't want to be disappointed... I mean, we haven't seen a ton of action in Galbatorix's case. It seems like the climax is shaping up to be more Eragon and Saphira vs. Murtagh and Thorn, which doesn't quite feel right. Nonetheless, I'm looking forward to getting my copy, and then spending a bunch of time reading it