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Version 3.6What's New
New in Version 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
for 10.12 and up

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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 3.6Release Date:2021-09-01 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 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
GarageBuy 3.5.1 (2020-09-15)
  • fixed a UI glitch in the item picture view
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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 AppStore 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 AppStore 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
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 is Freeware!
Download and use it at no cost.