The online auction site, eBay Motors, today changed its format to offer shoppers the option to choose either new cars or used cars.
This new vehicle option is said to allow franchise dealers to target local consumers ready to purchase a new vehicle in a no-haggle environment. Through this new car offering, more than 2,600 certified Zag dealers join the eBay Motors family.
The site offers “everyday cars for everyday drivers,” as well as collector cars, motorcycles, auto parts and accessories
This revised format builds on existing selling options for new vehicles offered by eBay Motors, including National Market, which lists vehicle inventory to more than 10 million visitors each month, and Local Market, which allows dealers to offer deals only to nearby buyers.
Dealers can now choose from a variety of new car selling options on eBay Motors, including auction, fixed price, best offer or an online classified ad. This may or may not make car shopping easier for consumers in my view.
Currently, new vehicles make up about 13% of all autos sold on eBay Motors. And coverage is spotty depending on where you live and how many — if any — dealers are participating.