I am not using auto-restart because of the issues I have been having.
I use auto-cancel on all my BIN issues.
I tried to uncheck ‘Auto Cancellation’ ten re-check it. This failed to insert an ‘auto cancel date’.
Following Richard’s advice, I
Unchecked ‘Auto Cancellation’
Checked ‘Auto Restart’
Unchecked ‘Auto Restart’
Checked ‘Auto Cancellation’
And the auto cancel date appeared for this item AND EVERY SUBSEQUENT ITEM, regardless of whether 'Auto Restart was checked or not.
Looks like the issue may be with ‘Automatic Restart’
My last statement was 99% correct. I found one exception though.
If I convert an AUC type to BIN type the cancel time does not change to the correct date. However, after I have listed the item, the correct date miraculously appears. That is probably how it is meant to work, I guess.
At Kristans suggestion I read the manual from beginning to end. I found this and did not know this. GS actually will relist and not make any changes, Like price or even title changes.
Relist without changes: Choose this option to relist the item in its original state without any changes. The item will retain its recent sales history and eBay ranking.
The listing will be re-listed with whatever quantity was left on eBay when the original listing stopped.
Relist with all changes: This option allows you to relist the item with all changes you have made to the listing in GarageSale since you initially started or last revised the original listing. The item will retain its recent sales history and ranking unless you raise the item price or change the listing title.
The re-listed listing will have the quantity that’s currently entered in GarageSale’s quantity field, which probably is the starting quantity of the original listing.
Relist with selected changes: Choose this third option to manually select the desired changes from the checkoff list below. The item will retain its recent sales history and ranking unless you raise the item price or change the listing title.
When you re-list with the “Quantity” box checked, the re-listed listing will have the quantity that’s currently entered in GarageSale’s quantity field and not the quantity that was left on eBay when the original listing stopped. So keep that in mind when checking the quantity box. You might want to activate the “Use ‘Quantity Left’ as new Quantity” option in this case (see below).
You are correct. This is confusing. Relist with changes… OK. Relist with changes to photos and description, OK Isn’t this the same? As a test GS didn’t make price changes just photos and description. Not sure why I would want to NOT make all changes? Automatic Restart Feature
GarageSale’s automatic restart feature automatically relists ended items. You can enable it for prepared and active listings in the “Advanced” tab of the Inspector sidebar.
Specify whether you wish to relist the item with or without any changes you made to the listing in GarageSale since you listed the original on eBay.
If there is any quantity left in the ended listing, GarageSale will re-list that listing with the remaining quantity. If all stock of the original listing sold, no re-list will happen.
I was interested in the term ‘retain ranking’. As I understood re-listing, the item drops in ranking with every re-list. Does that mean that a re-list in GS does not suffer the drop in ranking? Seems strange.