June 9th, 2016:

Beta Testing GarageSale 7

For the past two years we’ve been pouring our hearts and souls into an entirely new version of GarageSale for OS X. It’s called GarageSale 7, and it will make managing your eBay business from your Mac easier and more pleasant than ever.

Testing in Progress

Before the final release of GarageSale 7 (sometime in the next few weeks), we’re looking for more feedback from testers on Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) or Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) to try it out.

If you have a few minutes to spare, please give GarageSale 7 a try. Your GarageSale 6 installation will not be altered by trying out GarageSale 7.

You can download the latest beta version from this link:
https://downloads.iwascoding.com/downloads/GarageSale_7.0b43.zip

(This beta version is localized in English, German, Italian, and French.)

If you have comments, suggestions, or questions please post them to our user group (English preferred) or contact us in private (English or German).

What’s new GarageSale 7

  • completely modernized interface with instant error reporting
  • can import listing drafts from the GarageSale Scout app on iPhone
  • a new custom database engine, which deals better with large amounts of data and allows us to adapt to eBay changes more quickly
  • GarageSale 7 does away with the template/auction differentiation – it only offers listings, which can either be running or not
  • a new Orders sections which shows information about purchased items and buyers
  • Reports can generate diagrams in addition to text tables
  • automatic update of eBay category information as needed
  • listing designs are now optimized for mobile devices
  • local live validation of most eBay errors in new “Preflight” panel
  • listing images can be edited using image editing apps installed on your Mac and with image editing extensions
  • listing images can be copied and pasted between images
  • support for barcodes on the variation level
  • you can copy specific settings from one listing and paste them into other listings
  • added a preference setting ‘Load Flash’ to prevent Flash plugin crashes
  • inventory items can be exported and imported
  • you can now set the quantity of ‘Good ’til cancelled’ listings to zero to mark the item “out of stock” (you need to enable the ‘Out of Stock’ feature in your selling preferences on eBay’s website)
  • when selling cars on eBay Motors or eBay UK, there is now a dedicated field for the vehicle ID (VIN or VRM)
  • the ‘Import from My eBay’ command now downloads large images from existing eBay listings
  • can automatically generate SKU for your variations
  • added a “Reveal Original” command to the outline view context menu when a smart group item is selected. Using that command, you can easily jump to the original item of an item shown in the smart group, for instance to delete it or move it to a different folder
  • return policy, payment options, and tax settings can be specified in GarageSale’s XML import format
  • added support for specifying shipping insurance cost on eBay Italy and France
  • added 4 new internal designs and 4 new Pro Designs in the Design Store
  • when in Listing Editor mode, there’s now basic syntax highlighting and auto-completion for tags when in HTML or Markdown mode
  • much more
October 5th, 2015:

GarageSale 6.9.7 works with El Capitan (OS X 10.11)

GarageSale 6.9.7 is out. It fixes a problem that could cause a crash when using GarageSale’s Preview mode under OS X El Capitan/10.11. Downloaded it from this page.

This version has also been submitted to Mac App Store for review and should be available in a few days. Please edit your eBay listing in “Editor” mode until the updated version is approved and released by Apple.

April 13th, 2015:

GarageSale 6.9.4 adds “Photos” support, fixes the ‘network connection’ error

We just released GarageSale 6.9.4. It fixes the “network connection” errors, which started to appear during the last week. It’s media window now displays the contents of your “Photos” library, too, in case you already converted to it. Downloaded it from here.

April 10th, 2015:

Fixing GarageSale after recent OS X security updates

In the past 2 days we have received numerous reports from GarageSales users running OS X versions 10.8 up to 10.10, for whom GarageSale suddenly stopped working with this error message:

GarageSaleError

We suspect that the recent rounds of security updates from April, 8th caused changes on some Macs, that prevent OS X, and thus GarageSale, from correctly evaluating the SSL certificates installed on eBay’s API servers – resulting in the error shown above.

If your are affected by this problem and absolutely have to use GarageSale, here are instructions on how to get GarageSale working again right away. Please be advised that by following these instructions, you are effectively disabling security measures that protect your data. If a hypothetic attacker would able to insert himself into the connection between you and eBay, he would able to read all the information passed between GarageSale and eBay’s server.

Having said that, here’s what to do:

  1. Quit GarageSale
  2. Open Safari and go to https://api.ebay.com.
  3. Click on the lock icon in front of the address field if you are not greeted by an error panel immediately
  4. Click the “Show Certificate” button
  5. Check the “always trust” checkbox for the “api.ebay.com” certificate
  6. Click “Continue”

We are hoping to come up with definitive fix in the next couple of days.

November 4th, 2014:

GarageBuy 3.2 fixes UI glitches on OS X Yosemite


If you were using GarageBuy on OS X Yosemite, you probably noticed that the pop-over windows for displaying search options and suggestions looked at little odd.
Version 3.2 of GarageBuy fixes this problem. Unfortunately we had to raise the minimum system requirement to OS X 10.9 in the process. Therefore GarageBuy 3.1 will remain available from the downloads page for user running OS X 10.7 and 10.8.