Dealership Bows to Pressure, Will Honor EBay Motors Nissan GT-R Sale

Colum Wood
by Colum Wood

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]

Colum Wood
Colum Wood

With AutoGuide from its launch, Colum previously acted as Editor-in-Chief of Modified Luxury & Exotics magazine where he became a certifiable car snob driving supercars like the Koenigsegg CCX and racing down the autobahn in anything over 500 hp. He has won numerous automotive journalism awards including the Best Video Journalism Award in 2014 and 2015 from the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC). Colum founded Geared Content Studios, VerticalScope's in-house branded content division and works to find ways to integrate brands organically into content.

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  • Joe Joe on Aug 10, 2011

    Take a look at the picture of the car, what would you expect from a dealership that parks a car not on one but two handicapped parking spaces.

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