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Version 7.0.8What's New
New in Version 7.0.8(2017-08-22):
  • HTML links created with the "Insert HTML Link" command will now open in a new browser window (as required by eBay's new active content rules)
  • the preferences for moving & duplicating items when starting auctions are now saved separately from those used when re-listing (this should prevent users who overlooked their still active 'Move To Trash' setting used when re-listing from getting confused next time their listing 'vanishes' into the Trash after uploading them to eBay
  • when GarageSale's free image server is used, GarageSale uses the https-protocol to embed links to your images into the item description (as will be the eBay requirement for all image links, soon)
  • added repair mode to relocate listings that are no longer present in GarageSale's current group hierarchy (hold down control key on app start to enable it, checking your database can take several minutes)
  • when a listing that is no longer part of the hierarchy is found while searching, clicking on it will re-insert it into the hierarchy
  • fixed a rare problem that could occur when a buyer ordered items from the same listing in two or more transactions with a single eBay order
  • the image context menu in editor mode now shows the image's dimensions
  • updated 'Icon Legend' in the Help menu
  • added support for a different flavour of eBay TurboLister CSV files
  • remembers the time interval you last selected in the built-in scheduler and uses it for new events
  • will display a local error when user enabled eBay's 'Global Shipping Program', but lists in a category where GSP is not supported
  • addresses a crash during outline view manipulation (e.g. duplication or re-listing) under low memory conditions
  • fixed crash when trying to end a listing, for which GarageSale does not have account information
  • fixed an issue when verifying your PayPal API signature
  • fixed an issue where the 'Download images' flag in the 'My eBay Import' panel was ignored
  • fixed a problem which caused not all charity organisations supported by eBay to appear
  • fixed a bug that caused the launch control window to close when listings were uploaded by a background task
  • no longer shows duplicate error panels when entering incorrect numbers into value fields in the inspector
  • a few documented commands in GarageSale's built-in design language didn't work. This has been fixed
  • improved error handling when listings from GarageSale 6 fail to import
  • we finally found and fixed a bug that could cause wrong listing titles to be inserted when switching between listings
  • the 'Bold' listing enhancement can be removed during revise
  • listing verification is retried up to 5 times when eBay responds with the 'internal error to the application' error
  • fixed a possible crash when trying to duplicate an item that is already contained in a smart group
  • the Thumb Zoom layout works again in eBay iOS App
for 10.10 and up
Listing CounterThis is the number of all currently running eBay listings, created with GarageSale. This makes it the most popular eBay tool for Mac!
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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. General:
  2. Does GarageSale make use of "Active content" or "non-secure HTTP content"?GarageSale 7 is compatible with eBay's new listing policy updates. It does not make use of active content, it does not insert non-secure HTTP content and the listing designs are mobile-friendly. If not done already, update to the latest GarageSale version.

    Active Content:
    Due to eBay rules, "active content" (e.g. JavaScript, Plug-ins or Flash, iFrame and Form actions) will no longer display in your eBay listings starting in June 2017. Please find all important details on this eBay website: Replacing Active Content.

    GarageSale's listing designs don't make use of "active content". However, if you've added videos to your listings (e.g. from YouTube or Vimeo) they won't work any longer.

    You also might want to check if you've added custom code to your listings containing Flash or Javascript, e.g. cross promotion galleries. Contact the creators if you're unsure.

    Links:
    Links are only allowed if they conform to eBay's link policy. Don't insert links to non-eBay website (YouTube is allowed). Links to your eBay store or your other eBay pages are fine.

    HTTP Content:
    eBay requires all images that are embedded in the listing description to use the secure HTTPS protocol instead of non-secure HTTP protocol, e.g. images that use a "http://" URL. If you use HTTP image URLs in your listings, it's recommended to remove it or use the secure HTTPS protocol instead (if supported by your server).

    If you are using your own image server with GarageSale via FTP or webDAV, please make sure that your server is supporting HTTPS requests for your images resources. If your server already supports HTTPS requests, makes sure the the "Download URL" field in GarageSale's configuration for your server starts with "https://" instead of "http://", so you are compliant with the new eBay rules.
    GarageSale's free image hosting embeds images via HTTPS since version 7.0.8 of GarageSale.

    Overworking running listings:
    If you want to overwork running listings started with GarageSale, you need to revise them. Before you do so, check this:
    • Update to the latest GarageSale version. It only uses secure HTTPS content. The included design templates are compliant to the eBay rules.
    • Make sure you don't have inserted own HTTP image URLs in your item description, footer, info boxes etc. HTTP-URLs start with "http://", like this: http://www.domain.com/images/image.jpg
    If supported by your server you can simply change the URLs to "https://".
    • If you're using a design from the Design Store, re-download it to make sure you're using the latest version.
    • If you're using your own custom listing design check if it uses HTTPS for image URLs.
    • If you're using GarageSale's free image service or EPS in the GarageSale preferences > eBay > eBay Images, GarageSale will only insert secure HTTPS image URLs. If you're using your own image server instead you should check this post.
    • Also make sure you don't use Flash or javascript or external links in your item description.

    After the revise your listing should no longer contain any non-compliant content.
  3. How do I get an upgrade license for GS 7?If you already own a license for an older GarageSale version, please open GarageSale 7 and choose “Buy License...” from the “GarageSale” menu. The upgrade option should be available there. If not, click on the "Enter previous license" link.
  4. I purchased GarageSale 6 in the Mac App Store. How do I upgrade to GarageSale 7?GarageSale 7 is not available in the Mac App Store but you can simply download it from here in the Downloads section. Even as a buyer from the GarageSale version from the Mac App Store, you're eligible for the upgrade option:
    Make sure that the GarageSale 6 version from the Mac App Store is installed on your system. It must have been started at least once. Next open GarageSale 7 and choose “Buy License...” from the “GarageSale” menu. It should offer you the upgrade option for just 19.99. If not, please contact our support.
  5. Am I eligible for a free GarageSale 7 upgrade license?If you purchased your GarageSale 6 license after August 1st 2015, you are eligible for a free upgrade to GarageSale 7. GarageSale 7 will offer you a free license once you start the purchase flow within the application (choose “Buy License...” from the “GarageSale” menu).
    Unfortunately this free upgrade is not available for customers who bought GarageSale from the Mac App Store.
  6. What happens with my existing GarageSale 6 database if I upgrade to GarageSale 7?Installing and using GarageSale 7 will not effect your ability to use GarageSale 6.x. Your current database will be migrated to the GarageSale 7's new database format, the original database file will not be altered in the process.
  7. Why do I have to fetch a token at the eBay site?GarageSale is a certified eBay client. The only way for certified clients to add listings for your eBay account is via an access token. On the page you are granting GarageSale this eBay token.
  8. Do I have to give you access to my eBay account?No. You don't give us access to your account at all! eBays authorization page is a little bit misleading on that. When you agree to the eBay page, you give GarageSale access to your eBay account in form of an access token. This access token is securely stored in your system Keychain and not shared with anybody, including us.
  9. What information will GarageSale share with you?GarageSale will not share any kind of information about your eBay listings or eBay activities with us.
    See the Privacy Policy for more info.
  10. Usage:
  11. Does GarageSale support fixed-price items?Yes, of course. To list fixed-price items simply select the “Buy it Now” checkbox and deselect the “Starting Bid” checkbox.
  12. Does GarageSale support eBay Stores?Yes, GarageSale fully supports eBay stores. More Info
  13. What eBay Sites does GarageSale support?So far GarageSale supports 20 different eBay Sites, like eBay USA, eBay Canada, eBay Motors, eBay Germany and eBay UK. You can choose the eBay Site in the “Advanced” section of the Inspector sidebar in GarageSale.
    See the full list of all available eBay sites at the bottom of this website.
  14. How do I offer free shipping in my listings?Simply enter “0.0” in the shipping cost field. eBay converts this to free shipping.
  15. How can I list to eBay Motors?The eBay Motors site is a different site, like for instance eBay Germany and eBay UK. To list cars or car parts on eBay Motors you have to set the eBay site for your listing to "eBay Motors". You can do this in "Advanced" Inspector tab.
  16. Where in the GarageSale preferences can I select GarageSale's free image service?Please open the GarageSale preferences > eBay > eBay Images and select GarageSale's free image service, EPS or your own image server there.
  17. In Preview mode it just states "Generating Preview..."?Please open the GarageSale preferences > Accounts and refresh your eBay access token(s). A valid eBay token is needed to download the category data from eBay (needed for the Preview).
  18. Advanced:
  19. How do I transfer my GarageSale 7 database to another Mac?GarageSale 7 keeps your database in a folder called
    com.iwascoding.garagesale7 in your User Library* under
    Macintosh HD/Users/yourUserName/Library/Containers.
    To make your database available on a new Mac, this folder must be copied to the corresponding location on the new Mac. Make sure GarageSale is not running on your old or your new Mac while transfering this folder to its new location.

    *Please note: The User Library is hidden by default. To access it click the Finder's "Go" menu and press the option key to make the User Library show up in the menu. Selecting it will open it in the Finder.
  20. How do I delete my GarageSale database?GarageSale 7 keeps your database in a folder called
    com.iwascoding.garagesale7 in your User Library* under
    Macintosh HD/Users/yourUserName/Library/Containers.
    If you delete the "com.iwascoding.garagesale7" folder all your GarageSale data is gone.
    Be aware: All your GarageSale data will be deleted! If you want to save your listings, export them from within GarageSale first!
  21. How do I re-import my GarageSale 6 library? 1. Export any listings and inventory items you created in GarageSale 7 and want to keep.
    2. Quit GarageSale 7.
    3. Rename the folder com.iwascoding.garagesale7 in your User Library* under
    Macintosh HD/Users/yourUserName/Library/Containers to something like com.iwascoding.garagesale7-old.
    4. Restart GarageSale 7. In the welcome screen click on the "Import Database" button. This will import your current GS6 database.
    5. If done, import any items you exported in step #1.

    *Please note: The User Library is hidden by default. To access it click the Finder's "Go" menu and press the option key to make the User Library show up in the menu. Selecting it will open it in the Finder.
  22. Where can I download older versions?Visit the Downloads section of this website and click on the “Older Versions” button.
  23. Are there any Tips and Tricks?
    • You can copy specific settings from one listing and simply paste them into other listings (right-click on a listing in the outline view).
    • Listing images can be copied and pasted between listings.
    • You can 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).
    • GarageSale remembers what domestic shipping service you last added to a new listing, and fills it in next time you add a shipping service to a new listing.
    • In the Listing section, you can use the Command-1, -2, -3 keyboard shortcuts to switch between Editor, Preview, and Live view.
    • Holding down the option key while choosing "Sort by title" from the listing section's outline view context menu sorts listings in reverse order.
    • You can automatically generate SKU for your variations by hitting the "Generate SKUs" in the variation options.
    • You can easily create a listing from an inventory item through the "More" button in the Inventory section. Item quantity, item cost, price, title and description are copied into the listing.
    • When a smart group item is selected you can use the "Reveal Original" command to the outline view context menu to 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.
    • There's an icon legend available in GarageSale's "Help" menu.
    • When holding down the shift key when invoking the "Duplicate" command, images won't be copied over.
    • Double-click on an image to open the Image Editor.
    • When holding down the control key when invoking the "Duplicate" command, you can create an arbitrary number of duplicated listings.
    • You can export multiple listings as separate files by holding down the alt (option) key while selecting the "Export Listings" menu item.

eBay Errors Explained

  1. Error 120 “You need to create a seller's account.”Check your account settings on eBay's website. You need to be registered as a seller. If you're using a recently created ebay account, make sure you list your first item through ebay's website directly. This a restriction by eBay.
  2. Error 240 “The item cannot be listed or modified. The title and/or description may contain improper words, or the listing or seller may be in violation of eBay policy.”You're using any word or code that eBay does not allow or there might an issue with your seller account.
    Please find more info on the error 240 help page.
  3. Error 932 “Authorization token is hard expired”eBay Access Tokens expire automatically after a period of time. To refresh your token, select your account in the GarageSale preferences > Accounts and click on “Refresh Access Token”.
  4. Error 10007 “Internal error to the application”This is eBay's catch-all error message when they're having issues on their end. (It's not an error with the GarageSale application.) Usually this is just a temporary issue and it goes away after a while. Sometimes it helps to reboot your system and internet router. Hopefully you will then get another, working eBay server for your requests.
  5. Error 21919301 “UPC / EAN is missing a value. Enter a value and try again.”You have to enter a barcode (UPC, EAN or ISBN) into the "Barcode" field in GarageSale's "Options" Inspector. If you don't have a barcode, simply leave this field empty.
    If you still use GarageSale 6, it might be necessary to update the eBay category data manually (GarageSale 7 does this automatically).
  6. “Please select a payment/shipping/return profile.”You probably selected a profile only for one or two but not for all of these three settings: Payment, Shipping and Returns. Due to eBay rules you have to use your business policy profiles for all settings (payment, shipping, returns) or don't use them at all. In GarageSale you can select your business profiles in the “Options” Inspector sidebar by opening the settings for: Payments, Shippping, Returns

    Did you know?: “Profiles” for payment/shipping/returns are pre-defined rules which are mostly automatically created for each user by eBay. Hence the cryptic name. When used, these profiles override the settings for payment/shipping/returns you specified in GarageSale. You can view and edit these profiles on the “My eBay” page. GarageSale does not create or alter any of these profiles. For more details about eBay's business policies, please see the eBay help here: http://pages.ebay.com/help/sell/business-policies.html

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System Requirements:
10.10 and up
Pricing:
US$ 39.99 (Single User License)
US$ 65.99 (Family License)
eBay Account Requirements:
Due to eBay policies your account must be older than 90 days and have at least 10 feedback points as a seller.
Supported Marketplaces:
eBay (20 countries)
  • eBay USA
  • eBay Motors (USA)
  • eBay Germany
  • eBay UK
  • eBay Australia
  • eBay Italy
  • eBay France
  • eBay Austria
  • eBay Canada
  • eBay Switzerland
  • eBay Ireland
  • eBay Spain
  • eBay Netherlands
  • eBay Belgium (FR)
  • eBay Belgium (NL)
  • eBay Singapore
  • eBay Philippines
  • eBay India
  • eBay Hong Kong
  • eBay Poland
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