The table below will help you make an informed offer when negotiating online to buy a GM vehicle on eBay. Locate the car you want to buy in the left-hand column and then determine the average discount off the sticker price (MSRP) as a percentage. Calculate the amount of the discount and subtract this from the sticker price. This is the starting offer to make to the dealer using the "Make an Offer" tool on eBay. The discount should be calculated before subtracting any incentives and rebates. Note: Only 2009 vehicles are listed because dealers are often unwilling to negotiate on just-released 2010 models.
(For a quick brushup on your math skills, determine the amount of the discount this way: Multiply the sticker price by the percent discount. So, if it is a $25,000 vehicle and the discount is 8 percent, it is: 25,000 X .08 = 2,000. Now, subtract this amount from the sticker price to get the opening offer of $23,000.)