GM Dealers Begin Selling Cars on Ebay
GM dealers in California have begun offering new cars on ebay.
The trial program is scheduled to last until September 8th, but will likely be expanded nationwide after that.
About 90% of California GM dealers are participating and in total are listing around 20,000 vehicles.
You can browse the inventory at gm.ebay.com. The listings are not actually auctions.
The way it works is the dealer offers a sales price that you can accept right off the bat, or you can submit your own price.
If you submit your own price, you will end up doing a back-and-forth negotiation, much like you would at the dealership.
Therefore, this program isn't really innovative. It's just a different way of negotiating for a new car.
It's definetley worth a try though. Dealers may be willing to negotiate good deals just to help promote the program.
My Recommendation for Car ShoppersTrueCar, Edmunds, and 1-800 Car Show are the quickest way to see the lowest car prices in your area. These sites show you no-haggle prices from dealers closest to you - and the deals are usually really good. This should be the first step you take when negotiating your car price. Follow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.
California Residents - Important:There is a new online car buying service called Roadster, available only to California residents, which I highly recommend you try - especially if you hate the stress of haggling with a car salesman. They provide an expert concierge who negotiates the price of the car and delivers it to your home with zero hassle - you never have to interact with a dealership. Here is my in-depth review of Roadster and why I recommend it.
- Gregg Fidan
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