I'm looking to do a one-shot to try my hand at DM-ing. I've decided for everyone to be level 5 and I have built encounters around that fact.
Based on the DMG, my player's characters will have about 625 gp and one uncommon magic item. So, they need to buy equipment for the session using their gold and pick their one magic item, which involves calculation and decision-making, which I'm anticipating could take a long time. There are 64 pages in the DMG dedicated to magic items, not all of which are uncommon, and the PHB has several dedicated to equipment as well.
Logistically, what is the best way to handle 4-5 people buying equipment if we only have 1 PHB and 1 DMG?
Answers that include how you or another DM handled this kind of start are more helpful than general suggestions.