GarageSale 7 Beta 37 Released

Dear GarageSale Users,

Beta 37 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

  • fixed a bug introduced in Beta 36 that caused missing listing designs

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • a user manual
  • fixes for yet undiscovered bugs

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

I think that the Verify listing menu item is still not working. It seems to work for the first listing I try to verify. But for each subsequent listing, it gives me the results of the first (including the listing’s title). Is this just me or can you reproduce this behaviour?

Thanks for reporting. We’ll look into this.

I’m getting the spinning ball more and more. Am I the only one having this issue?

I’m ready to throw my computer through the window.

Please help before I break something expensive.

I agree with @Fonky1, the spinning wheel is a serious issue.
It’s the sole reason I’m still stuck on GarageSale 7, Beta 17.

Beta 17 has its issues but it doesn’t have the spinning ball/wheel issue that later versions have.

Hopefully the GarageSale guys are heavily working on this issue.

It’s probably the only reason we still at Betas instead of Release 1. @ilja
Thank you.

Not necessarily a bug, but I find it a little odd that if you delete an event that still has a listing on it the listing still shows on the chart until you erase the deleted events.

I just tried to use Beta 37. I found a few things right away that are keeping me from switching over to GarageSale 7. In the few minutes I tried to use it, this is what I found:

  1. The Private Comments were not brought over from GarageSale 6.

  2. The listings I created last week (the templates that were used to create new Ebay postings) were not brought over.

  3. When I checked off an order as having been shipped, this was not communicated to eBay. They still show up on the “Awaiting shippment” page.

One more thing.

When sending an email to a buyer to notify them that I shipped their orders, I had to check the box to send me a copy each time. Is there a way to make that “stick” or make it the default?

Also, the emails haven’t arrived in my Inbox yet, so I am not sure they got to my customers either.


you should order the results after a research alphabetically.
And I’m french so we use letters like “é” or “à”. In GaraSale 6, I can make a search with for example the word megane or mégane and I have the same result. In garagesale 7, it’s completly diffrent.


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Just curious if you have you done a re-import of your GS6 library with Beta 37?

Have you checked if your eBay accounts were correctly imported from GarageSale 6? Do you appear in GS 7 under Preferences > Accounts.

I’ll add a ticket to make that box value sticky.

Maybe we can setup a screen sharing session via Skype or the Messages app, so I can take a look at the issue “with my own eyes” ?

Could explain how it is different? Is the ordering different, or are you getting entirely different results?


in GS6, if I write “megane” or “mégane” I have the same result

in GS7, if I write “megane” I only have the result with “megane” and the auctions with “mégane” doesn’t appear.

And the other point really important for me, is the result of a research, it would be better if the order was done alphabetically.