Frequently Asked Questions
Why Become a Member of SC Sage?
Registered members of SC Sage have access to unique and unparalleled data and content not available from any other source. In addition SC Sage members have access to unique add on services not replicated by any other source. Focused on the four predominant exotic car marques – Ferrari, Lamborghini, McLaren and Porsche – SC Sage offers its members unique access to vehicle histories, market value stats, vehicle marketing platforms, and unique transaction services.
Who Should Be a Member of SC Sage?
Enthusiasts, Influencers, Market Experts, Bloggers, and Journalists
Private Buyers and Sellers
We level the playing field for consumers without breaking the bank, saving market transactors the dozens of hours it would take to gain even a fraction of an understanding of the market for a specific model, year, transmission and color combination. The money saved using SC Sage can only be measured by the utility cost of not using SC Sage. For private buyers and sellers having access to our vehicle locator and 2nd Hammer services is something never before offered directly to consumers – we are your rolodex.
Professional valuation estimators requiring proof of market values use SC Sage to establish real market numbers. SC Sage allows screen grabs which can be forwarded to insurers and market transactors as part of the valuation package.
Collectors and Live Auction Participants
Getting access to private transactions for vehicles before they are ever publicly offered is exactly what our vehicles locator and 2nd hammer services and the exclusive Worlds Collections platform are all about. We are every broker, dealer and auction house in a single source – at a much lower cost. In addition, auction participants understand that lot estimates are notoriously incorrect and often inflated over true market values. SC Sage provides real market price checking to guide smart money bidders. Auction houses also use SC Sage to try to set realistic opening bid requests as well as to set seller expectations prior to contracting.
Brokers and Traders
If we can’t locate a custom order vehicle nobody can. You provide the VIN and pay a nominal fee and we go to work – and if we can’t locate the target you get 100% of your money back. And there is no value comparison for the vehicle marketing and store brand exposure provided by Hammer World. Bang for the buck there is no alternative. Finally, when operating on razor thin commissions you need to know at all times where the market is and where it is going. SC Sage is the only resource for daily updated market values and direction.
Franchise and Independent Dealers
Although dealers typically have access to more resources than most, dealers do not have access to the depth or scope of information available through SC Sage, other than through SC Sage. Smart dealers realize that having every market edge is necessary when marketing and transacting in high value vehicles – where the money is won or lost in 30 to 45 day cash cycles. Taking trades requires real daily data, and consignments that are not correctly priced make the showroom floor look weak. Add to our unique data service, Hammer World – and extremely high exposure low cost marketing vehicle and 2nd Hammer – which lets you take and fill custom orders – there is no excuse to no be a member of SC Sage.
What are the Membership Levels and Pricing?
How Do I Upgrade/Downgrade My Membership Level
You never have to cancel your membership with SC Sage. When you need to access services you can upgrade your membership to the desired level. Then when you no longer need a particular service level you can simply downgrade your membership to Free Basic. When you downgrade to Free Basic your purchased access continues to the end of your most recent billing cycle. Then when the cycle expires all billing stops and your membership level is downgraded.
If you cancel your membership instead of downgrading to Free Basic your access to paid services will end immediately end and you will not be issued a refund. If you cancel payment through your payment processor (eg. Paypal) instead of through SC Sage your access to paid services will end immediately end and you will not be issued a refund.
If you would like to change your membership level follow these simple instructions. These instructions apply if you upgrading or downgrading your membership level.
- Log in to your membership account.
- From your Membership Account, click the link to “Change”.
- The following screen will show you an overview of our available membership levels with links to upgrade or downgrade.
- After you select a new membership level, you will be directed to a checkout page in order to complete your membership subscription.
- Your previous subscription payment will be cancelled and a new subscription payment will be created.
- After successful payment (if the level is paid), you will immediately have access to additional membership level content and services. If you are downgrading you will lose access to previous membership level content when your billing cycle expires.
- Please note that membership level downgrades are not prorated. We do not issue refunds under any circumstances.
Do I have to be an SC Sage Member to Access Your Platforms and Services?
Your membership in SC Sage is your key to access all of the product platform and add on services we offer. All of our platforms and special technology solutions are tied to your membership level. For this reason if your membership level changes your experience using our platform changes. As we add new features and services they are defined by membership service level. For these reasons not all members can access all product or add on services. For current service level definitions see the membership level services chart.
How Do I Buy and Sell on Hammer World?
The Hammer World add on service is part of the SC Sage portfolio. There is no separate registration or membership fee to join the platform. Add on service fees may apply. Join SC Sage as a Premium (classified and auction listing), Premium Plus (classified and auction listing) or Premium Pro (classified and auction listing) member. Then go to the Hammer World registration page and complete the form. You must use your SC Sage email address when registering for Hammer World.
How Do I Access the Vehicle Locator Add On Service?
How Do I Access the 2nd Hammer Add On Service?
How Do I Join Worlds Collections?
Proprietary Data and Solutions
We do not use third party data sources, analytics or software for most of our applications. We do use third parties for front end platform, data storage, network services, media publishing, Hammer World and some highly specialized processing. We are 100% self-developed and 100% self-contained. All of our data is owned by us.
SC Sage has an agreement with Experian to provide AutoCheck reports, on vehicles in its database, at no additional charge to its members. Autocheck reports can be pulled by Premium Plus or Premium Pro members. Pulled reports are displayed for all other members but are not updated on demand. Pulling Autocheck reports is subject to a fair use limit of 10 reports per member per month except when used when listing on Hammer World in which case there is no fair use limit.
SC Sage has an agreement with Escrow.com, a highly trusted third party transaction manager, to process vehicle purchase transactions and fee payment processing. Escrow.com fees are included in SC Sage’s 2nd Hammer and Worlds Collections fees if Escrow.com is used at the option of the buyer.