General Motors to sell cars on eBay
Monday, August 10, 2009, 5:49am PDT
Modified: Monday, August 10, 2009, 12:13pm
Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal
General Motors Corp. and eBay Inc. announced Monday they will offer cars from California Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Pontiac dealers through the online marketplace.
Consumers will be able to browse virtually through showrooms, ask questions, negotiate prices, and arrange financing and payment to purchase a new 2008, 2009 and some 2010 vehicles.
“With 12 million individual car shoppers visiting our site every month, eBay Motors has unique insight into how people prefer to buy their cars,” said Rob Chesney, vice president, eBay Motors.
“Through this program, we are helping GM dealers to extend their physical showroom while at the same time delivering to our buyers the great deals and broad selection they expect from eBay.”
San Jose-based eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY) will also include a "cash for clunkers" Web tool that will tell if a buyer's old car qualifies for the government rebate program.
With its global headquarters in Detroit, GM employs 219,000 people and does business in some 140 countries.
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