The two companies will team up to create a unique 'click and buy' website which will allow California residents to purchase select Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Pontiac models online.
GM has announced new details about their partnership with eBay Motors.
The two companies will team up to create a unique 'click and buy' website which will allow California residents to purchase select Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Pontiac models online. GM says the site will enable consumers to "browse hundreds of California dealer online showrooms, ask questions, negotiate prices, and arrange financing/payments" on select 2008, 2009, and 2010 models.
eBay's familiar "Buy It Now" and "Best Offer" options will allow consumers to purchase a vehicle at a pre-set price or give them a chance to low-ball the dealer. Another unique feature is the ability to compare pricing across models and participating dealerships, all from the comfort of your home.
According to GM's vice president of U.S. sales, Mark LaNeve, "Together with eBay Motors, GM and our dealers are reinventing the car-buying experience for our California customers." He added, "As the dealer showroom expands from the parking lot to the laptop, this makes it easier for a customer to browse available new-car inventory, make an offer, buy it now, or send a message asking for more information from a dealer - all at the customer's convenience."
The new site, gm.ebay.com, will launch a trial period for California residents from August 11 to September 8, 2009.