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After initially claiming it would not honor an eBay Motors sale of a Nissan GT-R, Honda of San Marcos has now officially reversed its decision. When news of the story first broke yesterday, it was then echoed across a stream of automotive blogs, sparking a tremendous amount of bad press and enough citizen action that the dealership even had to pull down its Facebook page, which became filled with negative comments.
Now the dealer has agreed to honor the $55,100 price that the buyer, Xou Vang, purchased the car for at an eBay auction. Initially Honda of San Marcos had refused, insisting Vang pay the $59,000 sticker price rather than the lower value he was able to buy the car for on eBay as a result of the dealership not listing a minimum bid.
While this is certainly a happy conclusion to yet another of these eBay Motors stories, it almost didn’t send so well, with the dealership in question even threatening to sue the buyer, as well as Motor Authority, which first broke the story. The outlet did its homework, however, and then published a story on the threats. If anything, there’s a lesson to be learned about bullying somewhere in here.
[Source: Motor Authority]