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Edmunds.com Comments on GM Selling New Vehicles on eBay
SANTA MONICA, Calif. — August 10, 2009 — Beginning Tuesday, consumers in California can shop and start the purchase of a new Buick, Chevrolet, GMC or Pontiac vehicle on Ebay.com reports Edmunds' AutoObserver.com. GM expects about 225 of its 250 dealerships in California to participate in the trial program which is expected to end September 8.
"While not groundbreaking, GM aggressively facilitating the placement of dealer inventory on eBay can only help sell more vehicles," said Jeremy Anwyl, CEO of Edmunds.com. "The most intriguing aspect is the 'Buy It Now' pricing. It will be interesting to see how this feature is used by dealers."
GM says California was selected because of the many tech-savvy consumers and to help strengthen sales which are typically been weak in the state. Consumers can visit the GM and eBay page at gm.ebay.com and will be allowed the opportunity to ask questions to dealers.
For more information, please visit Edmunds' AutoObserver.com story "California GM Dealers List Cars on eBay" at http://www.autoobserver.com/2009/08/california-gm-dealers-list-cars-on-ebay.html.
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Edmunds Inc. publishes four Web sites that empower, engage and educate automotive consumers, enthusiasts and insiders. Edmunds.com, the premier online resource for automotive consumer information, launched in 1995 as the first automotive information Web site. Its most popular feature, the Edmunds.com True Market Value®, is relied upon by millions of people seeking current transaction prices for new and used vehicles. Edmunds.com was named "Best Car Research Site" by Forbes ASAP, has been selected by consumers as the "Most Useful Web Site" according to every J.D. Power and Associates New Autoshopper.com Study(SM), was ranked first in the Survey of Car-Shopping Web Sites by The Wall Street Journal and was rated "#1" in Keynote's study of third-party automotive Web sites. Inside Line launched in 2005 and is the most-read automotive enthusiast Web site. CarSpace launched in 2006 and is an automotive social networking Web site. AutoObserver.com launched in 2007 and provides insightful automotive industry commentary and analysis. Edmunds Inc. is headquartered in Santa Monica, California, and maintains a satellite office in suburban Detroit.