Kia Motors Corp. (KIMTF) will start selling new vehicles through eBay Inc (EBAY) in a bid to expand U.S. sales.

More than 300 of the company's 725 U.S. dealers are enrolled to list inventory on eBay and on kia.ebay.com, Bloomberg News reported.

"This exposes our brand to a percentage of the car-buying public that perhaps wouldn't otherwise have considered us," Tom Loveless, Kia's vice president of U.S. sales, told Bloomberg News.

eBay is working to expand its sales of new vehicles, parts and services, which currently make up a smaller portion of revenue than used vehicles.

Last year, eBay had a new-vehicle promotion in California with General Motors Co. (GM). The automaker let the promotion expire after about eight weeks.



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mimi140

Hey try www.unitedcarexchange.com. They gave my car with a quick sale with money back guarantee. However, i sold my car within a month.

August 02 2012 at 4:08 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
elearningquest

My last three cars were purchased on eBay. I paid 25-50% of wholesale and they all passed our state inspections. While you do have to be careful, there are some great deals out there. I still drive the last one--5 years and 100,000 miles later--and the other two I kept 3 years and sold to people in my neighborhood for more than I paid for them. Also, no tax on Internet sales; but you still need to pay state tags and inspections; and you might have to pay to get a temp tag to drive them back. eBay has saved me thousands on purchases.

November 23 2010 at 7:44 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
thomasva6

do dumb humans buy a vehicle without test driving it first?

November 22 2010 at 1:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Mel

I am a NJ Motor Vehicle dealer for a commercial line of trucks. NJMVC says that all vehicles, from Kia's to Ford pickups to Peterbilt ten wheel tractors must be sold face to face at the dealership. NO INTERNET SALES. Reason: Boiler rooms pop up to sell vehiches, screw the public, then disappear. Also, tent sales and grouped dealer sales at Giants Stadium were found to be in violation of the licensing agreement for motor vehicle dealers. Many states have similar regulations. It will be interesting to see how this is handled or did nobody from Kia read the rules for dealers in each state?

November 22 2010 at 10:22 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply