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EBay, GM to start car-selling trial Tuesday

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SAN FRANCISCO (KWWL) - Consider it e-haggling.

Hundreds of California GM dealers will allow consumers to negotiate prices of new cars and trucks through eBay.

Starting tomorrow, visitors to the online auction site will be able to browse new 2008 and 2009 vehicles, ask dealers questions and figure out financing. Select 2010 models will also be available.

Car buyers can choose between negotiating a price with a dealer or purchasing at a fixed price. Cars will be picked up at the dealerships.

Buyers can also use eBay's Web tool to determine if they're qualified for the government's "cash for clunkers" program.

A GM executive says he's hoping the idea generates more interest in GM vehicles in California -- a market he said the company needs to improve in.

Online News Director Nate Leding

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