About rakethru – Frequently Asked Questions
What is rakethru?
Rakethru was created out of the student experience. It was born from the experience of our founder who nearly dropped to his knees in shock the first time he saw the cost of "used" books in his campus bookstore. It was born out of the experience of our friends - some who didn't know about the great online alteratives to the on-campus fleecing, and others who would open 6 browser windows to comparison-shop across sites for hours. It was born from the knowledge that in any economy - be it a down one or a great one - there is NO REASON to pay top dollar for the materials we all need when real options are out there. In short, rakethru is a service that will help us all save time, save money, and have simpler lives.
What is rakethru’s mission?
Our initial goal is to help students, professors, booksclubs, and everyone else save $10 million dollars over the next two years. We also strive to provide relevant information and insight to help students maximize their time studying.
How do you help me save?
We don’t sell anything at rakethru. Instead we automate comparison shopping for you by first searching multiple book sellers and then bringing all of their prices together into one easy-to-use page. This way you can see your options and quickly make a smart decision.
How can you provide this service for FREE?
Like most free websites, we suvive based on ad-revenue. Many of the book sellers that we search give us advertising revenue whenever someone clicks through to their site to make a purchase. The beauty of this arrangement is we get to offer this service to you for free, the more we help you save the more often you will click, and the more you click the longer we’ll be able to keep our lights on and servers running and the more great prices we'll be able to find for you which you then click on. It is a beautiful cycle in which everyone wins and no one loses. So remember, if you see a price you like, please do click through to the merchant’s site from our price page. There will NEVER be any malware involved in tracking this.
I love this concept. Can you help me find music or movies too?
We do plan to expand our search into other areas over the coming months. If you have any suggestions for new searches or new functions, please send them our way!
Are you hiring?
We will be hiring in the future. If you are inspired by the vision of this company and interested in working with us, send us an email!
I have a question but the answer isn’t on this page
Please send us an email. We’ll do our best to get back to you quickly.