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Beta Testing GarageSale 7

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

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

Mac OS X Lion Compatibility Status

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

Apple just released Mac OS 10.7 Lion, a major upgrade to the Mac operating system. If you are about to upgrade to Mac to Lion, or if you already upgraded to Mac OS X Lion, please make sure you are using a compatible version of our products:

GarageSale: Please upgrade to GarageSale 6.2.
GarageBuy: Please upgrade to GarageBuy 2.1. Older version may crash when opening the panel for placing bids.
GarageSale Basic: Please upgrade to GarageSale Basic 1.4.
GaragePay: No update required.
nibTranslate: Make sure you are using at least nibTranslate 1.1.

Free Image Uploads Temporary unavailable

Friday, November 19th, 2010

Dear GarageSale Users,

because of a scheduled maintenance downtime, uploading new auction images to GarageSale’s Free Image Server will not be available for you during the following time period:


Australia (Sydney): 23.Nov, 9:00 a.m. – 23.Nov, 9:00 p.m.
Central Europe (Berlin): 22.Nov, 23:00 – 23.Nov, 11.00
USA (New York): 22.Nov, 5:00 p.m. – 23.Nov, 5:00 a.m.
USA (San Francisco): 22.Nov, 2:00 p.m. – 23.Nov, 2:00 a.m.

Auction images uploaded prior to that time period are not affected. These images will be served from a fail-over machine.

Our primary server’s hosting provider is moving its datacenter to a new building in a different city. We are using the opportunity to put additional hard drives into the server.

If you need to start auctions during the maintenance period, we suggest you configure GarageSale to use a different image hosting option or to perform the image upload prior to the downtime by submitting the auction to eBay using eBay’s scheduling option.

This temporary outage will effect GarageSale, GarageSale Basic, GarageSale HD on iPad, and GarageSale Touch on iPhone – but only if they are set to use GarageSale’s Free Image server for image storage.

We are sorry for any inconveniences this causes for you.

GarageSale Touch 1.1 now available

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

Version 1.1 of GarageSale Touch, our auction listing application for the iPhone, has just been approved by Apple and is available from the iTunes AppStore. The new release supports eBay’s auction scheduler, letting you submit an auction to eBay before its actual start time. Users can now select which image they want to use as Gallery image for an auction.

GarageSale touch now displays the number of watchers and page views for tracked auctions. We also fixed bugs related to specifying item attributes in certain categories and exporting auctions to the desktop version of GarageSale.

Fire up your copy of iTunes to download the update right away.

Hear about iwascoding on eBay Radio

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

We had the chance to be interviewed in this week’s episode of eBay Radio. Check the links below to hear me talk with Ginger from eBay and eBay’s radios Jim Griffith about where iwascoding comes from and about the products we do.

Direct link to the interview (MP3)

eBay Radio on iTunes