• fb_100002544459353 avatar Ramon Posted: 11/29/2011 8:46am PST

    The demand is not high - we're talking a paltry few vehicles, in
    automotive terms. And EBAY is NOT the method used to sell a popular vehicle, especially a new vehicle. You use EBAY when you have a vehicle that appeals to few buyers, in order to reach a larger group of potential buyers. And looking at the results of the 25 cars being offered, there has been very little bidding or demand for these Volts. Buy-it-now prices are for suckers who are not familiar with prices. They are invariably set well beyond what the seller expects to get. The idea is to price something high, so people think they're getting a bargain when they pay less. An old auto marketing ploy.

  • fb_535830066 avatar Nikki Posted: 11/29/2011 10:12am PST

    Ramon,

    It's nice to see that your skeptisim is alive and well. Perhaps you'd care to offer your opinion on why Chevrolet recently told dealers they could sell their demonstration Volts to help tackle the long queues for the 2012 Volt?

  • George513 avatar George513 Posted: 11/29/2011 2:33pm PST

    As far as saving when buying on eBay goes:

    Use a site like Ebuyersedge.com to set up saved searches. You get an e-mail whenever a matching item is newly listed. Especially good for "Buy It Now"s that are priced right.

    Try a misspelling search using a site like Typojoe.com to hopefully find some great deals with items that have main key words misspelled in the title. Other interested buyers might not ever see them.

    If you see an auction that you want to bid on, use a sniping service such as Bidball.com to place your bid for you. It'll bid in the last few seconds, helping you to save money and avoid shill bidding.

  • gergs avatar gergs Posted: 11/29/2011 6:00pm PST

    People have way too much money if they can not only afford a Volt but can afford to over pay.