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Version 7.0.9What's New
New in Version 7.0.9(2017-10-02):
  • GarageSale will no longer add clickable links to images it embeds into your listing description on eBay, as these links are no longer allowed by eBay.
  • adds an 'Repair Image Links" command for bulk replacing images links with image and the 'http' protocol with 'https'. This command is especially useful if you imported listings from My eBay, which contains image links and http images in the description. Make sure to use the "Revise" command active listings that got modified by the new command.
  • GarageSale will now warn you in case your listing description contains links to images or non-http images prior to listing, to make sure your listing adheres to eBay latests policies
  • performance improvements when selecting or duplicating a large number of listings
  • 'New' menu in the main menubar now matches the 'New' popup menu in the main window's toolbar
  • the menu item for creating scheduler events from listing now a has account submenu like the 'Start listing' command when you have more than one eBay account authorised in GarageSale
  • added 'Cancel' button to 'Wait on Quit' panel
  • fixed a problem where changes to various amount fields weren't correctly reflected in smart groups
  • instead of uploading them again, GarageSale now re-uses images that were uploaded to a custom image server before its configuration was changed to use the HTTPS protocol for image download
  • fixed resizing quirks in the scheduler window
  • fixed a bug where immediately double-clicking a design in the design popover didn't select it
  • fixed a few bugs related to the text property popover
  • control-clicking in image overview mode on laptops now shows the context menu
  • fixes issues with updating paid designs to the latest version
  • fixed a problem with smart groups using the 'Best Offer' flag not updating correctly
  • fixed a problem with the built-in image editor not correctly appearing on macOS High Sierra
  • various crash fixes
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.
    GarageSale embeds images via HTTPS since version 7.0.8 of GarageSale if EPS or GarageSale's free image service is selected in the GarageSale preferences.
  3. How to make my listings ready for eBay's new policies (https, links, active content)? Overview
    Due to new eBay policies links to non-eBay websites, including links to images, are no longer allowed. Links are only allowed if they conform to eBay's link policy, e.g. you can still link to your eBay store, other eBay pages or to a YouTube video.
    Also, eBay requires all resources (e.g. 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.
    "Active content" is forbidden in eBay listings (JavaScript, Plug-ins or Flash, iFrame and Form actions, embedded YouTube videos).
    It might be needed to revise listings started with earlier versions of GarageSale to make them eBay compliant.

    Making your listings ready for eBay's new policies
    The default "Made with GarageSale" footer, the design templates and image links in GarageSale 7.0.9 and higher have been updated and are compliant to all eBay policies. If not done already, please also see our blog post here: GarageSale 7.0.9 supports eBay's new Link Policy.

    This is what you should do to update your affected listings:

    1. Please update to the latest version of GarageSale 7 (version 7.0.9. or higher).
    2. If you're using a design from the Design Store, please update it as well: Select "Show Design Templates" (Window menu), then click on the download buttton (arrow icon) in the toolbar.
    3. To make sure there're no additional links or http content in your item description you can use the "Repair Image Links" command from the "Listing" menu. This command is especially useful if you imported listings from "My eBay", which contain image links and http image URLs in the description.
    4. Restore the default GarageSale footer: In the GarageSale preferences > General click on "Edit", then click on "Restore Default" and "OK".
    5. Invoke the revise command from the toolbar to upload the updated listings. In the revise panel you can choose "Revise entire listing". If needed, you can revise multiple listings at once. Once revised from within GarageSale all the listings should be compliant to eBay's new policies.

    Bulk-Revising multiple active listing
    You maybe need to only revise a few listings but if you want to revise multiple listing at once it might be helpful to create a smart group that contains all your active listings. Create a new smart group and use these rules:
    • State > is > Running with bids or sales
    • State > is > Running without bids or sales
    Select the listings in that smart group and invoke the Revising Listing command from the toolbar.

    Good to know
    • 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 or prohibited links and the listing designs are mobile-friendly.
    • 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 listing designs don't make use of "active content". However, if you've added video (e.g. from YouTube or Vimeo) to your description you might want to remove it.
    • 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 your own custom listing design, please make sure it's compliant to the eBay policies.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Usage:
  12. 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.
  13. Does GarageSale support eBay Stores?Yes, GarageSale fully supports eBay stores. More Info
  14. 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.
  15. How do I offer free shipping in my listings?Simply enter “0.0” in the shipping cost field. eBay converts this to free shipping.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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).
  19. Advanced:
  20. 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.
  21. 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!
  22. 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.
  23. Where can I download older versions?Visit the Downloads section of this website and click on the “Older Versions” button.
  24. 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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