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eBay VIN Decoder Unable To Decode 1999 VW Golf

Doc noticed this eBay UK auction for the PopeMobile (not the authentic Pope Mobile as we know it) but Pope Benedict XVI’s former personal car, a 1999 VW Golf Wagon acquired by GoldenPalace.com. The auction ended without a winner, in what’s getting to be very common occurrence these days.

But i couldn’t help but notice the sellers explanation why the cars VIN was not auto decoded and added by eBay’s system: “Wasn’t able to add VIN number automatically and was advised by eBay to include it here: WVWZZZ1JZXB147983” That’s really embarrassing.

And even more embarrassing is this is just a very common 1999 VW Golf with a standard 17 Character VIN (1981 to present) and eBay’s VIN Decoder barfed on it. Internet VIN decoder link. 🙄

But, eBay CEO John “I Wanna Be Amazon” Donahoe, received $29.7 MILLION in compensation last year. But eBay can’t fix it’s clunky Motors VIN Decoder that has been assisting scammers for many years.

Someone call a Tow Truck and Haul EBM to the Junk Yard where it can die in peace. 😆

eBay Motors VIN Decoder Unable To Decode 1999 VW Golf (PopeMobile) WVWZZZ1JZXB147983

eBay Motors VIN Decoder Unable To Decode 1999 VW Golf (PopeMobile) WVWZZZ1JZXB147983

Former eBay Motors PowerSeller and retired licensed Florida used car dealer with over 40 years experience in the business blogs about eBay. He shares helpful advice for motor vehicle buyers and sellers. Have questions or need help? Ask Doc!

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