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post #1 of 25 Old 02-08-2008, 04:05 PM Thread Starter
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General Motors to sell used cars on eBay

I just saw this a few minues ago.


Report: Move may radically change the U.S. used-car business

General Motors said Friday that 3,900 auto dealers who sell GM’s Certified Used Cars will list their entire inventories on eBay Motors, according to industry publication Automotive News.

The listings will be free for dealers, the report said, and could radically alter the used-car business.

Mark Matthews, GM’s director of used-vehicle activities, told Automotive News that the certified used-vehicle inventory of dealers who sell GM Certified-brand vehicles will be listed on the third-party classified site starting in the second quarter.


GM’s brands include used Buick, Chevrolet, GMC, Pontiac and Oldsmobile vehicles. Cadillac, Hummer, Saab and Saturn have separate certified used-vehicle programs, but their certified-used inventories will be listed on the site, too, Matthews told the publication.

The eBay Motors Web site has 11 million unique users and the agreement with GM allows dealers who sell GM brands to show their certified-used inventory to them. The program will become even more attractive to dealers and consumers if other manufacturers post their certified-used inventory on the site, too, Matthews told Automotive News.


GM is still working with eBay Motors to finish the site, according to the report, which also noted that GM’s certified-used vehicle inventory is already listed on more than 300 Web sites, including AutoTrader.com and Cars.com.

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Interesting comments in the discussion section.


Would you buy a Certified Used GM car on eBay?

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02/08/08 04:56 PM No, never, unless I can go and see the car first. Used-Car dealers are scumbags, and will try to sell you garbage even when you are face-to-face; can you imagine what lemons they will sell you, if you can't test drive it first


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No real suprise, ebay motors is the #1 outlet for selling vehicles now

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I think E bay listings makes it possible to find a car locally or reasonable close so you can see it in person and check it out.
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I think E bay listings makes it possible to find a car locally or reasonable close so you can see it in person and check it out.
That's what Vehix.com, cars.com, and carmax.com are for.



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Looks like they are adding one more. The articles say that dealers get FREE listings. So why not?

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I think E bay listings makes it possible to find a car locally or reasonable close so you can see it in person and check it out.
Correct, no other outlet gives the exposure ebay does hands down. They are the number one online vehicle sales channel.

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That's what Vehix.com, cars.com, and carmax.com are for.
They cannot compare the the exposure you get on ebay motors.

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I use cars.com and autotrader.com to find my cars. I pick a few and shop them around between a couple dealers.

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I use those websites to get good pictures of the cars. For some reason, I'm obsessed with looking for cars with manuals and decent pictures of the shifters.


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