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Version 4.0.2What's New
New in Version 4.0.2(2022-05-03):

GarageBuy is only available in the App Store, please use the link below to install the current version from the App Store.

GarageBuy in Apple's App Store

for 10.12 and up

Download GarageBuy for free!

GarageBuy is freeware - use it for free and let the bidding begin.
Installation Instructions
  • Wait for the download to finish.
  • Locate the downloaded "dmg" file in your Downloads folder and open it.
  • Put the GarageBuy application into your Applications folder (if prompted, replace the previous GarageBuy version with it).
  • That's all! You can now start your GarageBuy application.
Latest Version:GarageBuy 4.0.2Release Date:2022-05-03 Version HistoryLocalizations:English
GermanRequirements:Mac OS X 10.12
or later

Older Versions

    GarageBuy 3.1.1
  • Release Date: 2013-04-24
  • Localizations: English
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.7
    or later
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Version History

GarageBuy 4.0.2 (2022-05-03)

GarageBuy is only available in the App Store, please use the link below to install the current version from the App Store.

GarageBuy in Apple's App Store

GarageBuy 3.6 (2021-09-01)
  • improved item details view
  • now supports eBay’s new and more secure OAuth2 authentication mechanism
  • new UI for upgraded accounts in Preferences
  • fixed some issues with notifications when you have authorized multiple accounts
GarageBuy 3.5.3 (2020-11-14)
  • added native support for Apple silicon
  • improved support for new macOS Bug Sur
GarageBuy 3.5.2 (2020-10-26)
  • fixed crash in macOS 11 when opening the search options popover
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GarageBuy 3.5.1 (2020-09-15)
  • fixed a UI glitch in the item picture view
GarageBuy 3.5 (2020-09-07)
  • added support for macOS Dark Mode
  • new toolbar
  • improved reliability of syncing (read items)
  • fixed possible crash/stall in auto updater
  • fixed crash when receiving notifications with sound
GarageBuy 3.4.2 (2020-08-18)
  • added title to notifications (item ended, outbid, etc.)
  • fixed issues when syncing read items
GarageBuy 3.4.1 (2020-08-10)
  • fixed deadlock/crash when synchronizing search requests
GarageBuy 3.4 (2020-07-27)
  • improved speed when downloading data from eBay
  • fixes some nasty crashes when downloading data from eBay or our sync service
  • more reliable syncing of favorites and read items
  • fixed flip display for time remaining in bid panel for non-retina displays
  • improved compatibility between the version from App Store and our website
  • end times of items that are no longer available from eBay are handled much more reliable
GarageBuy 3.4b2 (2020-07-07)
  • removed UI glitches in flip display for time remaining in bid panel for non-retina displays
  • fixed compatibility between the version from App Store and our website
  • improved handling of end times for items that are no longer available from eBay
  • speed up downloading data from eBay
  • fixes some nasty crashes when downloading data from eBay or our sync service
  • more reliable syncing of favorites and read items
GarageBuy 3.3.5 (2020-06-30)
  • fixed empty search settings popover
GarageBuy 3.3.4 (2020-06-24)
  • improved speed and reliability of syncing favorites and read items
  • fixed crashes (hangs/deadlocks) when downloading data
GarageBuy 3.3.4b3 (2020-06-23)
  • improved speed and reliability of syncing favorites and read items
  • fixed crashes (hangs/deadlocks) when downloading data
GarageBuy 3.3.2 (2019-11-28)
  • worked around an issue that prevented GarageBuy users from completing eBay’s third party client authorization process
GarageBuy 3.3.1 (2019-10-01)
  • can now add favorites with item IDs
  • correctly signed for MacOS 10.15 Catalina
GarageBuy 3.3 (2019-03-05)
  • fixes UI glitches in macOS 10.14 Mojave
  • syncing through iCloud also supported in the non-AppStore version
  • no longer updating all searches when a new search is created
  • can now handle multiple accounts properly
GarageBuy 3.2 (2014-11-04)
  • fixed compatibility issue with OS X Yosemite
GarageBuy 3.1.2 (2014-08-25)
  • updated to meet new code signing requirements in upcoming OS X releases
GarageBuy 3.1.1 (2013-04-24)
  • added "mark all items as read" command to the search table's context menu
  • improved syncing
GarageBuy 3.1 (2013-03-28)
  • brings back list view mode for search results
  • improved search result caching for faster switching between searches
  • shows eBay's new condition description if present
  • added filter field for search results
  • amount fields in item detail area are updated when new data from eBay is received
  • shows eBay's new item condition if present below title field in item detail view
  • fixed a problem with correctly saving list of read items
  • first search is selected on startup
  • item detail view updates favorite star when favorite status changes
  • panel for pairing app with iOS counterpart only shows up once
  • added "mark all items as read" command to context menu for search outline view
  • added menu command for marking an item as favorite
  • added menu command for hiding and showing read items
GarageBuy 3.0.1 (2013-02-14)
  • Completely re-designed user interface
  • All code has been rewritten from scratch for better performance
  • Synchronizes viewed items and searches with GarageBuy for iPhone and iPad
  • Supports purchasing of multi-variation items
  • Artwork is optimized for new MacBooks with Retina screen
  • Marks items automatically as 'read' when they are visible for a customizable period of time
GarageBuy 2.1.6 (2012-10-24)
  • more French and German localization fixes
  • fixed a crash
GarageBuy 2.1.5 (2012-07-25)
  • fixed French and German localization
GarageBuy 2.1.4 (2012-07-24)
  • signed with Mountain Lion compatible Gate Keeper certificate for identified developers
GarageBuy 2.1.3 (2011-10-17)
  • changed window minimum size
  • fixed size of the BuyItNow images
  • main window can now be made full screen
GarageBuy 2.1.2 (2011-10-11)
  • fixed: Growl 1.3 wouldn't work with GarageBuy
  • fixed: GarageBuy wouldn't quit in a different way than via its own quit menu item
GarageBuy 2.1.1 (2011-08-22)
  • changed max item per search selector to a handy popup button
  • shows item condition again
  • now shows numbers of not downloaded item in dark grey area
  • fixed a crash that could happen, when a search was deleted
  • fixed a bug where the inspector was not shown correctly
GarageBuy 2.1 (2011-07-20)
  • supports Mac OS X Lion
  • searches can now filter by item condition
  • divider positions are saved now
  • added Located In and Available To searches
  • looks harder for existing calendar event before generating a new one
  • fixed disappearing unread marks
  • fixed a case where corrupted images could lock up GarageBuy
  • added a preference option to only schedule iCal events for items that were watched in GarageBuy
  • less network traffic when starting GarageBuy
  • limited max size of specifics overlay window
  • fixed crash bugs
GarageBuy 2.0.9 (2011-02-14)
  • quits faster
  • fixed a bug regarding distance search
  • fixed some views not shown correctly bugs
  • various under-the-hood improvements
  • added french BuyItNow images (AchatImmédiat)
GarageBuy 2.0.8 (2011-01-06)
  • updating all searches when there are a lot of searches does not clog GarageBuy anymore
  • saved searches database file is backupped now
  • fixed a spelling mistake
  • added French localization (Thanks to Raoul Fesquet for the hard work!)
  • catches more different clicks correctly from the webview
  • fixed a special case where a Gallery plus image wouldn't load
GarageBuy 2.0.7 (2010-10-25)
  • Tell-a-friend email now contains the seller name
  • handles symlinked cache directory correctly now
  • fixed a bug where GarageBuy would freeze when too much old data accumulated in the database
  • fixed a crash that affected 10.5 users
GarageBuy 2.0.6 (2010-10-05)
  • changed the place bid window in a way which makes it harder to bid an incorrect amount
  • added "alarm 1 day before auction ends" option to preferences
  • fixed a bug where the feedback score of a seller was incorrectly shown as 0%
  • fixed a bug where the wrong calendar was chosen.
  • fixed a bug where the price and other info would vanish from the auction view
  • corrected german localization
  • drag and drop of URLs starting with works now
GarageBuy 2.0.5 (2010-09-20)
  • fixed a bug where search results were vanishing
  • fixed a huge memory leak
  • fixed a condition where aspect filters were not applied
  • removed the unlimited search results checkbox (which was useless anyway since eBay restricts searches to 10 000 results now)
  • fixed drag and drop of ebay auctions from the browser
  • fixed a condition where excluding sellers wouldn't work
GarageBuy 2.0.4 (2010-08-11)
  • fixed expired token problem
  • fixed problem deleting items from the source list
GarageBuy 2.0.3 (2010-06-21)
  • added a warning because an ex- or included invalid seller would yield zero results
  • fixed a crash, when the user would delete certain system fonts from his system
  • GarageBuy 2 stops using his own subfolder in Application Support, which means it is not possible to use GarageBuy 1.x and 2.0 in parallel anymore.
  • downloading categories is faster and more reliable
  • cosmetic changes
GarageBuy 2.0.2 (2010-05-05)
  • fixed a bug where auctions where shown in the wrong currency.
GarageBuy 2.0.1 (2009-04-29)
  • fixed a condition where local search would not work.
GarageBuy 2.0 (2009-04-28)
  • uses Aspects and Categories from Finding API for quicker finding
  • expandable/collapsable inspector view on the right
  • added back and forward button in searches
  • new bid window with flipping display and other GUI enhancements
  • GUI enhancements in main window
  • better listing type filtering
  • improved category downloading window
  • eBay keyword correction
  • key equivalent for "Auction with Item ID"
  • automatic import of Version 1 data. Both versions can be used in parallel
  • added updating of all searches when GarageBuy is in the background
  • 64bit
  • code signing
  • lots of bug fixes
GarageBuy 1.6.4 (2009-11-10)
  • drawing fixes
  • deleted Watched Auctions are not redownloaded anymore
  • checks Keychain key on startup
  • scripts added to iCal events are now correctly preserved.
GarageBuy 1.6.3 (2009-10-14)
  • fixed a case where the state of the "Remove Watched Item when over threshold" was not correctly saved.
GarageBuy 1.6.2 (2009-10-05)
  • fixed the automatic generation of iCal events when not using the default calendar
  • fixed a rare bug that kept GarageBuy from launching correctly
GarageBuy 1.6.1 (2009-09-08)
  • fixed the generation of iCal events for items that are not watched
  • fixed the handling of iCal events when getting Watched Items from my eBay
  • fixed the handling of iCal events of expired auctions
  • fixed missing location in iCal events
  • added one day as alarm duration
GarageBuy 1.6 (2009-07-20)
  • much better iCal integration with automatic calendar event creation
  • price threshold for watched auctions
  • keyboard short cut for showing / hiding item details
  • avoid launching of more than one instance of GarageBuy
  • new icons and and explanation window for all icons
  • drops Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger support and adds Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard support
  • fixed database upgrade bug where item descriptions where mixed up
  • fixed database upgrade bug where upgrade failed altogether
  • various small fixes and improvements
GarageBuy 1.5.8 (2009-05-14)
  • fixed problem with French localization
  • reconnected new search
GarageBuy 1.5.7 (2009-05-12)
  • removed several crash bugs
GarageBuy 1.5.6 (2009-05-11)
  • removed searching for "now and new" auctions. "now and new" is not supported by eBay anymore.
  • list/gallery/image view are not resorted when there's no need.
  • fixed bogus growl notifications.
  • fixed search progress display.
GarageBuy 1.5.5 (2009-01-14)
  • image view now shows the buy it now label like the other views
  • the item ID is now coded into the name of a script
  • fixed a problem when selecting watched items
  • fixed a crash bug when running under Snow Leopard
GarageBuy 1.5.4 (2008-10-20)
  • updates item faster after bidding
GarageBuy 1.5.3 (2008-09-24)
  • fixed several crashes
  • entries added to global blacklist filters items already in the database
  • item specifics tooltip now vanishes more reliably
GarageBuy 1.5.2 (2008-09-09)
  • fixed a crash
  • fixed the table header
GarageBuy 1.5.1 (2008-09-03)
  • fixed a crash
GarageBuy 1.5 (2008-09-02)
  • shows item specifics
  • image scrubbing in Image View
  • support for eBay Hong Kong
  • toolbar buttons for changing the views
  • pushes changes in Watched Items to My eBay
  • overall fresher look of the app
  • preconfigured search is called iwascoding products
  • total price is not displayed incorrectly anymore when price and shipping differ in currency
  • german and french localization update
  • fixed a bug where watched auctions could not be deleted
GarageBuy 1.4 (2008-04-10)
  • dragging addresses of eBay item pages creates watched items
  • will display item list when selecting multiple watched items
  • added field for auction page URL above web view displaying auction
  • improved purchasing of 'Immediate payment' items
  • improvement memory management
  • added time left to watched auction tooltip
  • detail view can now be switched with command-4 and command-5
  • searches can be duplicated
  • added Mark All Items As Read to the searches context menu
  • improved about panel
GarageBuy 1.3 (2008-01-14)
  • Searching can be confined to a price range
  • Speed improvement
  • Miscellaneous fixes
GarageBuy 1.2 (2007-12-19)
  • Sorting of searches and watched auctions in the sidebar
  • Tell a Friend by email
  • Proximity search by postal code
  • Search without authorization token
  • full Leopard support
  • miscellaneous fixes
GarageBuy 1.1 (2007-10-10)
  • performance improvements
  • added single image mode for viewing search result lists
  • improved image display in item detail view
  • improved handling of images with landscape orientation in gallery view mode
  • remaing time for watched auction is shown in outline view
  • auctions can be hidden from result list by pressing back space
  • added French localization
GarageBuy 1.0 (2007-08-21)
  • initial release
System Requirements:
10.12 and up
US$ 3.49 (Monthly Subscription)
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
GarageBuy can be used for free.
Upgrade to GarageBuy Premium to enable bidding and buying directly from within GarageBuy.
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GarageBuy uses eBay's offficial API.