Technology.am (Aug 10, 2009) — General Motors Corp. is expected to announce today a partnership with eBay that would allow hundreds of the automaker’s California dealers to list new cars on the auction Web site.
California’s GM dealers will be selling Buick, Chevrolet, GMC and Pontiac vehicles on co-branded Web sites through eBay’s online auto marketplace, eBay Motors, until Sept. 8.
The program will start from Tuesday, eBay visitors will be able to visit Web pages like gm.ebay.com and chevy.ebay.com, where they can browse new 2008 and 2009 vehicles, ask dealers questions and figure out financing.
Web users would be able to bid on them to get possible discounts. They would still be able to get them at the list price by using the Buy it now option.
The co-branded sites will also include a Web tool currently on eBay Motors that helps shoppers determine if they’re qualified to trade in their old car for money toward a new one under the government’s just-refilled “cash-for-clunkers” stimulus program.