GarageSale 7.0 Beta 46 Released

Dear GarageSale Users,

Beta 46 of GarageSale 7 is available for you to download from this URL (or by using the built-in updater if you are already running an earlier beta version GS 7):

In case you are planning to use this GarageSale Beta release in production, please make sure you have working have a backup system (e.g. Time Machine) in place.

What’s new since the last Beta release

  • includes a draft of the GarageSale Help
  • fixed freezing when uploading listings with GarageSale’s scheduler
  • scheduler retains listing order when interval between listing is set to zero
  • revise operations work when only a partial revise for Shipping, Payment, or Return options is selected, but a business profile for any these areas was active
  • added two new features to the ‘Launch Control’ window
    • duplicate original listing after launch
    • move original listing to another folder after launch
  • improved scrolling speed in listing section, particular if there are active events in the scheduler
  • the listing inspector’s Advanced tab shows the count of remaining inventory items
  • fixed crashes in preferences when opening default item setting popover
  • tables are supported again when using MarkDown in listing editor mode
  • better visual feedback when using drag selection in image overview
  • can now create listings from multiple selected inventory items at once
  • fixed crash when entering invalid number values in the transaction details popover
  • watch icon is immediately shown in listing section’s outline view when a event containing a displayed listing gets activated
  • GarageSale presents are warning when there are events scheduled or uploads are already in progress
  • canceling an event scheduler cancels all already enqueued listing operations

What’s new in 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 design are now optimized for mobile devices
  • local live validation of most eBay errors in new “Preflight” panel
  • listing images can be edit 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 no a dedicated field for the vehicle ID (VIM 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 designs
  • when in Listing Editor mode, there’s now basic syntax highlighting and auto-completion for tags when in HTML or Markdown mode
  • much more

System Requirements

  • GarageSale 7 requires OS X 10.10 or later

Upgrades and Pricing

GarageSale 7 is a paid upgrade from any previous version of GarageSale. The upgrade costs €/$ 19.99. During the public beta phase the GarageSale 7 upgrade is available for €/$ 16.99. Upgrade licenses are only available from within GarageSale 7.

If you purchased your GarageSale 6 license directly from iwascoding after August 1st 2015, you are eligible for a free upgrade to GarageSale 7. GarageSale 7 will offer you a free license once you start the purchase flow within the application. Unfortunately this free upgrade is not available for customers who bought GarageSale from the Mac App Store.

The full price for GarageSale 7 will be €/$ 39.99.

Migrating from GarageSale 6

  • GarageSale 7 has a new application identifier and uses its on database and 'Application Support folders, so you can run it along side GS 6 without side-effects
  • it should import your GS 6 library and your accounts (this process may take a while upon first launch)

How to import your GarageSale 6 library again

Sometimes there a bugs discovered and fixed in the component that migrates your GarageSale 6 library to GarageSale 7’s new format. If the bug effects you, here is how to run to import process again:

  1. Export any listing you created in GarageSale 7 and want to keep
  2. Quit GarageSale 7
  3. Rename the folder at ‘Library/Containers/com.iwascoding.garagesale7’ in your home directory to something like ‘com.iwascoding.garagesale7-old’
  4. Restart GarageSale 7
  5. Import any listings you exported in step #1

What’s still missing

  • localized user interface for languages other than English and German
  • a user manual
  • fixes for yet undiscovered bugs

Thanks for using GarageSale,
Ilja on behalf of the iwascoding team

Wow, this is a very full update! I am especially looking forward to trying this…

Thank you

P.S. I forgot to tell you, every time I install an upgrade, as soon as GS closes and reopens Appcleaner automatically opens itself with all GS folders selected ready to be deleted :disappointed_relieved: do you know why??

Sorry, I don’t know that product. I guess you have to ask its creator.

@ilja, this is stratospheric! It drastically changes the use of GS in better, you should promote more this new feature! It is amazing and works so fine… thank you so much, it is an important step forward :thumbsup:

Now I just have some troubles with memory, I upgraded it to 12 GB but I had to send back them because of kernel panic, I hope to solve soon since GS is getting around 2 GB when I use it :disappointed_relieved:

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@ilja I saw GS taking up to 2GB of memory while uploading like 50 listings packed with plenty of images and content.

Thanks, we specifically test this scenario and search for memory leaks. Where does GarageSale upload your images to (eBay, our server, your own server) ?

Glad to hear you like it.

To your server. For me it starts in the morning around 100-200 MB, than it increases up to 2 GB at the end of the day (and yesterday I used it only for 4 listings).

Somewhere there’s a bug in the item duplication code that I can’t quite pin down.

Several times over the last week I’ve duplicated an item and it’s ended up with the title from the previous item I was looking at before duplication, but everything else from the correct item being duplicated. Deleting the wrongly titled one and doing duplication again always works fine.

I’ve been unsuccessfully trying to find a reliable reproduction but so far failed.

@ilja the images are store directly on eBay.
I usually do new listings everytime. I rarely do re-listings, I find that doing entirely new listings generates a new listing ID on eBay.

My garagesale directory is so far 12+ GB and growing, I’m learning to work with GS without having to upgrade anything. Patience is the number thing working for me before I upgrade the machine.

I will soon add an ssd and more memory to my machine.

Thank you

When attempting to “move the originals to:” feature it moves my new listing to the folder selected and leaves the original where it was…

It is exactly as it should work! It leaves the original with dashed icon in the same place, so you can use it as a sort of template to start several different auctions without doubling it every time. New and active listings are automatically moved to an archive folder so you cannot make the mistake to use them again. On the contrary, if you started many auction with the new auctions (blue icon) you would make a big mess, I did it and I really discourage you to try.

This new feature is really important. I have just a little note to make. I have a folder with nearly 1000 listing and it moves the new listing right to the bottom of the folder :disappointed_relieved: so I have to move across 1000 listings every time, but considering it is an increasing number (and damned slow motion)… it is not very comfortable. Is it possible to change the order? For example decreasing chronologically (from newest in the top and older in the bottom)?

Can you please check if the Beta 47 consumes less RAM when starting images?

Hello @ilja,
I installed yesterday the new ram :smile: I will tell you something this evening, now it is less than 400 MB

It is opened from this morning and I used GS for several listing, the total memory is around 400-500 MB and never increased as before. Well done, you fixed it :grinning: thank you