GM Used Cars 2.0?

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MSNBC reports that GM's placing its entire inventory of certified pre-owned (CPO) cars (from 3,900 dealers) on eBay. GM says its still working with eBay on developing the site. But don't expect any sort of direct, online transaction. If the eBay sub-site works along the same lines as Autotrader.com and Cars.com's versions, you'll have to contact the dealer through the website (which earns a referral fee). Will eBay offer any additional guarantees along the lines of the protections offered buyers of privately owned vehicles (e.g. free insurance and seller ratings)? Don't hold your breath…

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  • Threeer Threeer on Feb 11, 2008

    so let me get this straight...we can now all, from the comfort of our homes, attempt to out-bid each other for cars nobody really wants to begin with? Now this makes sense! Is GM hoping that we'll all get that "eBay/auction-fever" and bid high on every last used Malibu on their lots?

  • Redbarchetta Redbarchetta on Feb 11, 2008

    GM screws their customers yet again. All those (maybe) loyal customers trying to sell their used GM on eBay are going to get their car devalued even more when it gets flooded cars direct from the factory. This move isn't going to increase traffic on ebay by much but will flood the site with even more cheap cars after the same amount of customers. Either they are going to price them at their true value to sell them, under cutting the private seller or they will try and make bigger profits and find the small amount of suckers willing to pay too much not selling as many in that case. You get shafted when you buy it and shafted again when you try and sell it.

  • HEATHROI HEATHROI on Feb 11, 2008

    Wayne Newton pillowslips or a 03 Malibu? mmmm, decisions. descisions

  • GS650G GS650G on Feb 12, 2008

    Noting GM sells interests me anyway so this is a waste of time. Again the focus is on price, not product.

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