Let’s give it more time: GM extends eBay testing through Sept.

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GM joined forced with the world’s best auction site, eBay, in hopes that Californians would buy GM vehicles online. As of August 21, GM had listed a total of 16,228 cars on eBay, with 45 selling on the site. Well, it is now September and GM has only sold a total of 50 vehicles through the site.

However, the two have agreed to extend the testing period through September, reports Automotive News. The site, http://gm.ebay.com launched on August 11 and was scheduled to complete the testing period on September 8.

GM said that the new program is boosting awareness of GM vehicles. GM says about 4,000 eBay shoppers entered into negotiations — either online, over the phone or in person — to buy a vehicle. The automaker did not say how many sales resulted from those negotiations.

– By: Stephen Calogera