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eBay Chatter _ GM to sell used cars on eBay

Posted Wednesday, February 13, 2008, at 7:43 AM

General Motors dealers will start listing their certified used car inventories at eBay Motors in the second quarter this year according to a snippet article in the Kansas City Star.

I have not seen that from GM yet, but we will be teaching a class for GM employes this week, so..... maybe.


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I don't know about buying a car from ebay. I am not sure I would buy a car that I haven't even driven. But that's just me I am sure there are people who do it all the time

-- Posted by Dianatn on Wed, Feb 13, 2008, at 4:28 PM

I share the same feelings, but yes there is quite a thriving business on eBay Motors. I sold a large camper for someone about 6 months ago to a fellow in Indiana and it went smoothly. He came to pick it up, which means he got to see it in person before he paid.

-- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Feb 13, 2008, at 5:56 PM

I can understand your hesitation Diana. But I can say that the only two things I've ever bought on ebay were used vehicles. Both transactions went smoother than most local dealers. Even after shipping costs I saved money. Just pay attention to feedback numbers and the number of transactions. Look up the feedback comments too. Be prepared to walk away from an auction if you're not comfortable with the price.

-- Posted by Tim Baker on Wed, Feb 13, 2008, at 7:41 PM

I did buy a used car on ebay from Florida, but I flew down there, drove the car and had it checked out with carfax before handing over any money. Maybe I just got lucky, but I got a great deal and love the car. Dealerships on ebay often offer a three day trial in which you can have them pick the car back up if it isn't what you wanted or expected.

-- Posted by CD on Thu, Feb 14, 2008, at 3:33 PM


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Steve Mills and his wife have one daughter and live on a farm outside of Bell Buckle. They previously owned two coffee/ice cream shops, currently operate an internet sales company and teach classes, but his primary job involves the paper industry worldwide. Hobbies and interests lie in gardening, photography, recorded music and of course, their pets.