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GarageBuy’s future is uncertain

Thursday, September 9th, 2021

Today we received confirmation from eBay that we won’t receive commission payments for successful bids and orders placed through our free app GarageBuy (macOS version, iOS version) anymore.

Since these commission payments paid for GarageBuy’s maintenance and improvement since 2006, we have to decide whether or not its worthwhile to continue offering GarageBuy at all — or if we can come up with a sustainable alternative business model to keep it alive.

Unfortunately, eBay’s communication on this issue was all but crystal clear, making us believe we’d simply need to change GarageBuy to use a new eBay API to keep receiving commissions. Only after several inquiries from our side, we were able to receive confirmation that we won’t receive any compensation at all by mid-September (that’s next week).

We know that there a a lot of collectors that spend a lot of time in GarageBuy searching and bidding on eBay listing, in turn generating a revenue for eBay itself. It seems eBay decided it is better off without that business…

If you have any idea about GarageBuys future you’d like to share with us, please let us know here.

GarageSale 8.2 Released

Wednesday, October 7th, 2020

GarageSale 8.2 is out and it's all about performance: No matter if you are selecting several thousands eBay listing, frequently perform searches that return a lot of results, or simply want to move a couple of hundred listings to the Trash, you will notice a definite improvement in GarageSale's responsiveness.

While we are at it, we also removed the old limit of 5000 items which could be bulk-edited simultaneously in the Inspector.

GarageSale 8.2 also includes improvements for working with smart groups and selling car parts. More details can be found on GarageSale's download page.

If you have questions about GarageSale, don't hesitate to get in touch with us, either through the GarageSale forum or by contacting us directly.

GarageSale 8.1 Released

Thursday, May 14th, 2020

GarageSale 8.1, a much improved version of our eBay client for the Mac, is out.

Here is a short list of the most important changes for GarageSale 8.1:

Parts Compatibility: When listing vehicle parts, you can now specify a list of compatible vehicles on eBay USA Motors, eBay Germany, eBay Australia and eBay UK.

CSV Import for Listings: GarageSale can import listings from files in arbitrary CSV formats. You can specify what column in your CSV file is mapped to what listing or inventory field in GarageSale.

Automatic Cancellation: When listings fixed-price items, you can now tell GarageSale to cancel your listing automatically a certain period before eBay renews your listings.

A comprehensive list of new features for GarageSale 8 and 8.1 is available here. To download GarageSale 8.1 on to your Mac right away, please visit our GarageSale page.

GarageSale 8.0 Released

Thursday, October 24th, 2019

GarageSale 8, a major upgrade to our eBay client for the Mac, is out.

This new version improves performance to let you manage even more listings on your Mac, comes with an improved interface to get your work done more quickly, and offers Mac-to-Mac synching that lets teams collaborate on the same listings.

A complete list of new features and changes is available here.

GarageSale 8 pricing starts at $39.99 for new users, or $19.99 for the upgrade from earlier versions.
(The upgrade is free if you bought your GarageSale license after April, 1st 2018).

We are also introducing a GarageSale Pro subscription for certain users. More details about the new pricing structure can be found here available here.

GarageSale 8 Pricing

Tuesday, September 24th, 2019

Since we first introduced GarageSale in 2004 eBay has changed a lot, which has implication on our business as well.

In the past years, the number of small, casual sellers using GarageSale has declined. This group was GarageSale's target audience when first launched 15 years ago. At the same time the share of professional and semi-professional sellers among our users has went up.

As a result, we have now less, but more ambitious GarageSale users. To keep publishing GarageSale a viable business, we are introducing a dual license model with the upcoming GarageSale 8 (due very shortly):

If you are listing less than 50 items on eBay per month and don't need the 'Synching' feature, the upgrade process won't change compared to previous paid upgrades.
You can purchase or upgrade to GarageSale 8 for a one time fee of $39.99 (new license) or $19.99 (upgrade fee). The upgrade will be free of charge if you purchased GarageSale 7 after April 1st, 2018.

However, if you are listing more than 50 items per month, you'll need a GarageSale Pro subscription for $14.99/month (can be canceled any time) or $149.99/year, which includes these benefits:

  • Free major upgrades
  • Unlimited listing starts
  • Database Synching between Macs
  • Use GarageSale's image service for GTC listings with support for up to 50 larger images per listing

We don't take this step easily. We discussed different licensing models, and decided that our chosen model is the most likely to keep small sellers onboard, while not placing too much financial burden on larger sellers.

We are looking forward to the release of GarageSale 8. We’re sure you’ll love the new features and improvements.