Aug 13, 2009

GM hopes you’ll buy their new cars on eBay

General Motors will let customers buy cars and trucks online from some California dealers through eBay, the operator of the most-visited U.S. e-commerce Web site.

Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Pontiac brands will be available at

The automaker chose California because that market has been “incredibly hard-hit by the recession,” LaNeve said. “We really think it needs a shot in the arm.”

Car shoppers can use eBay’s “buy it now” option to make an immediate purchase or negotiate a price. All sales close at the dealership when the buyer picks up the vehicle, he said.

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