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 German localization
faster report generation
preview mode remembers the expansion state of the attributes area
fixed crash when deleting scheduler events (thanks @vintagecrave for reporting)
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 hopefully 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
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:
Export any listing you created in GarageSale 7 and want to keep
Quit GarageSale 7
Rename the folder at ‘Library/Containers/com.iwascoding.garagesale7’ in your home directory to something like ‘com.iwascoding.garagesale7-old’
Restart GarageSale 7
Import any listings you exported in step #1
What’s still missing
localized user interface for languages other than English
a user manual
fixes for yet undiscovered bugs
Thanks for using GarageSale,
Ilja on behalf of the iwascoding team
I tried to leave feedback to more than one buyer at once (here in b33) - nothing happend. When I select only one buyer, I can leave feedback. If i select multiple buyers, i can´t.
And: What if a buyer bought multiple items? I have one here, who bought five items at once. In the “leave feedback” group, the buyer is only listed once. First of all: The calculations of the total price is wrong. And if I click on the star for leaving the feedback, only one of the five auctions is listed. How do I give feedback to the others? Did I miss something?
The above post got me to look closer at my reports. I noticed the columns are displayed in alphabetical order. It would be nice to be able to drag and drop column names (listed in the view options) to reorder how they display. Having actual shipping cost in the first column and shipping cost in the last column makes for hard comparisons.
OK I have just scheduled 2 events. Here is what I noticed. It now works to bring old unsold listings into a new event. However, the scheduler takes them out of order, probably when it asks you if you want to duplicate and throw the old one away. So if everything is in alphabetical order and half of the items are re-listings, you get 2 alphabetical orders – all the new ones together and all the old ones together. BUT, once the old ones were converted into new ones, I deleted the event and created it again, and then it worked fine because they were all “new” listings at that point.
When the scheduler is checking for errors, the spinning ball is really there a lot. And if you change anything about an event, like the start time, it starts checking all over again.
we decided that the feedback panel shows the orders, not the transactions (GS6 did show the transactions). You should see all the sold listing-titles in the right underneath the “Artikel” column when you resize the column.
So if you leave feedback now, GarageSale 7 will leave feedback for all the transactions in the selected order.