Tutorial: Buying Projects and Price Records
last updated 23 days ago
Buying a large-ticket product or service is like working on a project, you need to spend time research prices and negotiate deals with sellers. Buying Project is the project management tool developed by SaveNowClub for large-ticket product or service buyers to create a public page to manage price research activities and/or sell your completed deal information to people who are in need of it.
Here is an example buying project that does price research on a used SUV near Chicago area.
Our Buying Project supports these types of buying targets:
It's easy to create a Buying Project, simply fill out this form, describe your goal (price research or share/sell deal information) in Description field. After the project is created and public, share the project link with your friends or on public forums so you will get help needed or people can find price records they need.
Buying Projects are like questions asked by buyers that solicit answers from other people who may have answers, in many cases, these questions lack certain information for other people to better understand the needs in order to better answer it, when this happens, comment feature can be used to ask clarifying questions to project owners or answering these questions. Once a comment is submitted, email notices will be sent to project owner and comment creator.
See screen shot below for an example of comment section of an existing Buying Project.
Buying Group is a type of Buying Project that allows buyers to join as members and collectively pursue a deal for a common product.
To create a Buying Group, simply check
Make this a Buying Group checkbox when you create a Buying Project
Creating your buying project as a buying group on SaveNowClub platform brings you a number of benefits. 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
Member Benefits: while group discount a buy group may get from dealer is relatively small (may be a few hundred dollars per vehicle), joining a buy group brings the benefit of enjoying collective efforts on negotiating towards same model of vehicle which covers a wider range of dealerships in a wider range of geographical areas.
This feature enables every member of a buying group to collaborate on negotiating deals with dealers using emails, see a demo here. The proxy mailbox used by group negotiation are provided by SaveNowClub and are dedicated for the purpose of deal negotiation, can be turned on or off at any time.
After a buying project is created, 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.
Here is an example price record of a price offer for a used SUV near Chicago area.
Each price record is made up of 3 parts: public information, private information and dedicated mailbox
firstname.lastname@example.org) dedicated to this price record, your personal email sits behind this email address so your privacy is protected.
Our Beat Your Deal Service is offered to you without any upfront obligations. This service will help if you already received a best deal (with all factors considered, including price and distance) but want to check whether a better one exists. Here are the steps:
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.
No refund at this moment given the fact that price records are instantly available right after you pay and not physically returnable.
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
email@example.com) 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 start adding buyer agent to it
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 Create Buyer Agent form with vehicle name, vehicle URL and other vehicle details info found in previous step, and click
Now a Email Buyer Agent proxy email (
bagent_barbXXXX@buytition.com in this case) is 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.
firstname.lastname@example.org 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