Paribus 2.0

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Eric Glyman
Maker
Hiring
@eglyman · Founder, Paribus (YC S15)
If the world’s most powerful companies have algorithms and bots to set what you pay online, it’s only fair that consumers have the finest on their side too. Paribus is here to fight for consumers and we’re proud to announce the release of our new iOS app. In addition to getting you refunds automatically, you’ll now be able to see a live, anonymized feed of savings — and in one tap make purchases of “verified” deals. Real deals that real people are getting. A simple, but powerful feature to combat the trend of how list prices have lost their meaning (Read more on this phenomenon at: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/1...). This app also runs using the new and improved Paribus savings bot. We’ve done a huge amount of work under the hood to improve our algorithms to save you more and more. Thanks for the hunt, @chrismessina
Chuck Pos@raritan
@eglyman What info do you see on the consumer? How does it work?
Eric Glyman
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@eglyman · Founder, Paribus (YC S15)
@raritan Hey Chuck, the only information that the Paribus Receipt Fetcher picks up is transactional data (communications that appears to be from known merchants -- https://paribus.co/merchants). Once you join, Paribus works by first identifying recent purchases based on e-receipts. Paribus then monitors and compares price changes for these items in real time. Once an eligible claim is detected, Paribus engages with the retailer on your behalf and files a claim requesting a refund. When Paribus succeeds and a retailer issues a price adjustment, money is typically refunded directly into the original form of payment (i.e. how you paid for the purchase). You will be informed via email during both steps, when Paribus files a claim and when a claim was successful. The only work to be done is joining. After that, your refunds are taken care of automatically.
Jake@jakelprice · Web Developer
@raritan @eglyman As far as I can tell so far, they need full access to your emails and to make the system work better so they say, full access to your Amazon account, given by handing your Amazon password over.
Andrea Hernández@think_andreah · Founder, Merienda
@eglyman kudos!!! Love the one tap- purchase!
Eric Glyman
Maker
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@eglyman · Founder, Paribus (YC S15)
@think_andreah Love it! So happy to have your support
Karim
Maker
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@karimatiyeh · Founder, Paribus
Thanks for posting @chrismessina! We're very excited to be releasing the new version of the app. While this mostly an interface revamp, we're planning on launching a set of new (still invisible) improvements to help users save even more. Happy to answer any questions! More details about the release here: https://blog.paribus.co/2016/04/...
Andy™@andyfossett · CEO, GMB Fitness
Paribus has saved me about $300 so far (I use Amazon a LOT). Super-happy to see the continued development.
Chris Messina
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@chrismessina · 🏆 PH Community Member of the Year!
@andyfossett what are the ranges of price drops? I'm curious if the $300 is from a few big purchases or many tiny ones?
Andy™@andyfossett · CEO, GMB Fitness
@chrismessina There's been a bunch in the $1-4 range, but I had a handheld vacuum that got discontinued for a newer (almost identical) model that brought back about $50, and a couple other larger items with price drops of $10-20. But I also live in Hawaii and use the hell out of Amazon Prime, so mostly, it's just volume.
Chris Messina
Hunter
@chrismessina · 🏆 PH Community Member of the Year!
Version 2.0 of Paribus shows system-wide price drops and how much other people are saving now... pretty interesting twist. Great example of an invisible app that you set and forget — and then (eventually) get paid!
Seth LoueyHiring@sethlouey · 🙌 2016 PH Maker of the Year Nominee
@chrismessina have you been using this?
Chris Messina
Hunter
@chrismessina · 🏆 PH Community Member of the Year!
@sethlouey yes—since it first launched. I've only saved like $5, but it's nice to have this kind of proactive price protection that fires automatically when there's a price drop.
Seth LoueyHiring@sethlouey · 🙌 2016 PH Maker of the Year Nominee
@chrismessina I definitely like the invisible ux. Signed up!
Harry Stebbings@harrystebbings · Podcast Host @ The Twenty Minute VC
Absolutely love this and was amazing to hear the incredible story of Paribus first hand from the main man @eglyman very exciting times ahead and such a beautiful product! @chrismessina excellent choice of hunting!
Eric Glyman
Maker
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@eglyman · Founder, Paribus (YC S15)
@harrystebbings @chrismessina Thanks Harry! Appreciate your believing in us since the very early days (and sharing our story with the Twenty Minute VC community), and happy to have your feedback