Tutorial: Buying Groups and Price Records
last updated 15 days ago
Buying Group is a free tool offered by SaveNowClub for similiar buyers to crowd source deals on their target products/services. Group members are allowed to contribute deals/price records (past price paid or price offers) on their target product/service. Here is the buying group for Audi Q7 SUV.
It's simple and easy to join an existing Buying Group or request to create a new one.
You may use either of the following ways: 1. find an existing group and join it or 2. directly fill out the join group form and submit it. Either way, you need to fill out pretty much the same simple form, all you need is to provide your email address (need to be verified) and name information as well as your target product name and zip code.
After submission, you will be assigned to the appropriate buying group based on name of target product you provide, if no buying group exist for your target product yet, your membership still exists, it simply is the only member for your requested target product. After review, if approved, we will create a Buying Group for your requested product.
If you are organizing or about to join a Buying Group, consider the following advantage of SaveNowClub’s Buying Group vs. Google Form vs. WeChat Groups vs. Facebook Groups
Note: this feature is in development and will be available soon as of August 2021
For any buying group, one or multiple price/deal data points may be added to it, these price/deal data points are called Price Records, these are what people look for when they research prices on their buying targets.
SaveNowClub supports two types of price records: price offer and price paid.
These are currently active price quotes offered from sellers, for example, this offer on 2020 Ford Expedition MAX XLT, it was posted on 2/1/2021, and it will stay valid until the listed product is sold or the price gets changed by seller.
Here is another example price offer of a price offer for a used SUV near Chicago area.
These are past price paid records contributed by other buyers. This is an example price paid for 2020 Toyota Highlander. Since these records reflect transaction already happened, they generally do not expire.
Each price record is made up of 3 parts: public information, private information and dedicated mailbox
As you create a Price Record, you may choose to add a Dedicated Mailbox to it, the mailbox comes with these handy benefits
email@example.com) dedicated to this price record, your personal email sits behind this email address so your privacy is protected.
You may collaborate on email negotiation with dealer to nail down the deal by checking
collboratively negotiate box.
Our Beat Your Deal Service is offered to you as part of Buyer Broker Package that you purchase. We promise to buyers of Buyer Broker Package that if within a month of your puchase, we cannot beat your best deal in your acceptable distance range we will refund you 80% of your full amount of purchase (see our full refund policy).
After you purchase Buyer Broker Package, you will receive two parts: private information of the price record and Beat Your Deal service:
Here are the steps:
Replicate This Dealbutton of the purchased price record to create a Buying Project
All users of SaveNowClub can create buying project and append price records to it for free. After review and verification, some price records added to SaveNowClub platform are also listed for sale at price of $5 USD each, and these price records are called Price Record Marketplace, price record owner receives majority of sale proceeds after each sale.
This is a price record in the Marketplace
All added price records are reviewed by SaveNowClub Team, after review, price records that satisfy the following conditions are placed on sale:
Owner of price records have access to public, private and dedicated mailbox information of the price records and also receives majority of sale proceeds if someone purchases the price records on sale. Ownership of price records can be claimed.
Whenever someone purchases a record, price record owner receives 70% of sale price as sale proceeds, the remaining 30% covers SaveNowClub platform service fee and credit card transaction fees, e.g. for price records listed at $5 USD, owner receives $3.5 USD after any sale completed on the price record. Owner will receive funds once the accumulated seller balance reaches $10 USD via PayPal.
Ownership of a price record may be claimed by any user who provide a correct claim code.
To claim ownership of a price record, first login to SaveNowClub, then navigate to the price record section of its buying project page, under private information section, fill out claim price record form, see example below
If you submitted the correct claim code, after refresh the page, you should see the private information of the price record as its owner.
For any price records on sale, you may purchase it at a reasonable price. You will be redirected to third party website (Stripe) to enter your credit card info. As soon as you complete purchase, you should be redirected back to the price record page and instantly have read access to the private information you have purchased.
We promise the price records you purchase are verified at least at source level, check out listing criteria for price records we put on sale.
We promise to buyers of Buyer Broker Package that if within a month of your puchase, we cannot beat your best deal in your acceptable distance range we will refund you 80% of your full amount of purchase. For example, if you paid $50 for the package, we will refund you $40.
The remaining 20% covers the following:
Below you can find a simple tutorial of how to use Email Buyer Agent for your car buying.
If you don't have an account yet, click create an account using a personal email address (in this tutorial I use
firstname.lastname@example.org) and use it to sign in to SaveNowClub. If you have not verified your personal email yet, then click
Reset Password button to verify it.
Open Start Project page to create a buying project for free and use it as a car buying worksheet to track all target vehicles and negotiations around them.
After you submit the above simple form, the project is created like this or can be viewed here
After your buying project is created, now you can add listing / price record to it in order to find a better deal to beat your listing or sell its information to other buyers who try to replicate your deal.
Look for your target vehicle online and grab its URL (link on browser), we recommend you to use links that has vehicle specific details (VIN, MSRP and price quotes), such as the one below
Fill out Add Listing form with vehicle name, vehicle URL and other vehicle details info found in previous step, and click
Add Listing button at bottom of form
You may sell information of your deal by checking
List information you enter in Keep These Private section below for sale box and set a price yourself. All price records on sale must satisfy listing criteria, otherwise listing will be removed from sale.
You may also create a dedicated mailbox by checking
Create dedicated mailbox box in the form. After submitting the form,
bagent_barbXXXX@buytition.com in this case was created, all you need to do is sit back and wait for dealer emails to come in.
The created buyer agent will show up in the Buying Project page as shown below or can be accessed here. Buyer may add any number of such Buyer Agents and modify them to keep track all target vehicle and negotiation at one place so the buying project becomes buyer's buying worksheet.
After Email Buyer Agent (EBA) is created, a Proxy Email address is created. The EBA proxy email is a powerful tool that enables easy three-way communication between project author, EBA author, and seller i.e. anybody else.
Let's say I am helping Project Author on this buying project, and I created this EBA, very likely Project Author and I need to communicate with each other, for that purpose, I simply write an email to EBA proxy email address, in this demo
bagent_barbXXXX@buytition.com, and send it, and EBA will forward that email to project author. And vice versa, if project author does the same, I will receive that email from him/her.
The difference between this type of communication vs seller communication is that for seller communication, you always need to reply an incoming email, but for peer-to-peer communication, you start from scratch and send it.
A while after an EBA is created, EBA author will start receiving emails from seller, which will be copied to project author as well if he/she was not EBA author.
In this demo, I entered a Gmail address, so it arrives at Gmail inbox like this. You see the email was forwarded from
bagent_barbXXXX@buytition.com which is proxy email I created in previous step. In this email, dealer quoted a price of $44,954 for my target vehicle.
I reply it directly from my Gmail mobile app and made a counter-offer of $2000 lower than dealer's quoted price. If project author is a different person, he/she may reply to same email as well and I will be copied with that reply so I am notified that project author has replied.
Dealer respond to my price offer and I am ready to make a deal with dealer. Additionally, you may notice the red circled
here link at top right of screenshot below, it is exactly the target vehicle link you have added to Email Buyer Agent earlier. That link is attached by Email Buyer Agent to the bottom of every dealer email you receive as buyer, so you may keep track of purpose of this conversation.
email@example.com created with the price record of 2021 Audi Q7 in MD, but it can also be used to negotiate deal with multiple dealers, simply use that address to start negotiation with any Audi dealers and email messages will be viewable and reply-able on this website by all group members.
For creator of the buyer agent, after login, you will be able to check out your own private information such as proxy email address, your full name, a link to email messages between you and dealer through this buyer agent and a button to turn on / off this buyer agent with one click.
If email exist for any target vehicles, Buyer Worksheet will show total count of emails (received and sent) at lower right corner for that vehicle. For
2020 Volv XC60 vehicle in this example, we have total 34 emails see below
Clicking on email icon will show you all 34 email messages between myself and dealer regarding this vehicle.
Turn on or off buyer agent with one click, one click to unsubscribe from all messages from sender without worrying about filling out complex form to unsubscribe
or turn on