GarageSale 8.0 Beta 66 Released

Dear GarageSale Users,

GarageSale 8 Beta 66 is out and can be downloaded via the built-in updater or from this link:

What’s new in since the last release:

  • fixed a possible crash at application startup
  • workaround for crash when selecting accounts section

What’s new in GarageSale 8

New Features

  • Major performance improvements: See below
  • Updated listing designs: Modernized graphics, mobile-friendly and fully responsive to different screen size
  • Support for ‘Dark Mode’ on macOS 10.14 Mojave and later
  • “Bulk” search and replace command that work on the entire database or the current selection
  • “Apply changes from eBay”, which let’s you import specific changes you made to your listings on eBay back into GarageSale
  • Option to upload listings to eBay using multiple connections at the same time
  • Option to upload listings with a specified minimum interval from the Launch Control window
  • Maximum image size for free GarageSale’s image hosting is now 1600x1200px
  • Packing Slips and Address Labels: Print generic shipping labels and packing slips that you can add to the shipment or use them to find the ordered items in your warehouse.
  • On macOS 10.13 or later, a faster Media panel is used for importing images from Apple’s Photos app
  • Integration with “Grand Total” invoicing software
  • New preference setting (under eBay > Advanced) to specify the listings attributes panel’s behaviour when no attributes have been entered (insert required, suggested, or no attributes)
  • Sort order option for smart groups
  • Users can manually share started listings via FaceBook/Twitter using the MacOS sharing panel
  • Images can be imported from iOS devices through the ‘Continuity Camera’ feature on macOS 10.14 Mojave
  • The “Private Listing” option was re-added
  • When importing listings from XML files, paths to local files can be specified
  • Always sends ‘Returns Not Accepted’ flag to eBay when ‘Returns Accepted’ checkbox is not clicked. Not doing so caused listing to appear as ‘Returns Accepted’ on eBay on some eBay sites
  • Removed outdated buyer requirements no longer supported by the eBay API
  • Users can choose between different listing footer layouts in Preferences panel
  • When using no listing design, improved HTML code is used for displaying your images below the description
  • “Move Selected Items to” command (in “Edit” and outline view context menu) to easily move selected items to a different group in the outline view
  • “Import from My eBay”-panel: added filters to only show certain types of listings (BIN or auction)
  • Product settings can update listing title from chosen product from eBay’s catalog product
  • New rule “Days Remaining” for listing smart groups
  • Support for International Return policies
  • New preference setting (under eBay > Advanced) to only perform local verification in LaunchControl window (and prevent verification with eBay)

User Interface Improvements

  • Popovers can be detached and retain their position and size between sessions
  • Colors for the various listing states and row background highlighting can be customised via General preferences
  • Selection behaviour in main window has been revised, so items selected in the outline view get immediately selected in the overview (middle area of the window)
  • Popup in overview area for quickly filtering items by state
  • Thumbnail images size can be customised in image overview mode and listing editor mode
  • The number of already verified listings in the Launch Control window
  • The ‘Shipping Service’ column in the shipping settings panel is resizable
  • New menu commands to cycle cursor focus between different parts of the main window
  • A buyer’s phone number is shown in the order inspector, if provided
  • When adding new groups, name fields in outline view get selected for immediate editing
  • New “Show Main window” menu command in case you accidentally closed it
  • ‘Activity Viewer’ window opens automatically on startup, if it was left open before
  • Moved SKU field to first tab of Listings inspector
  • The error message for eBay error 240 shows additional an error reason, if provided by eBay
  • The listing preview now displays your shipment’s package dimensions, if calculated shipping is used
  • New preference setting to show buyer’s eBay account name in order section outline view
  • Order section: buyer name and address are now a single field for easier copying
  • “Import from My eBay”-panel adds two new columns: “SKU” and “End date”
  • New “Code-Editor Preferences” for adjusting font size when editing HTML or Markdown (context menu)

Performance Improvements

  • Faster overall performance
  • Faster searching
  • Faster evaluating of smart groups
  • Faster generation of income reports
  • Faster downloading and processing of listing updates from eBay
  • Faster image rotation

GarageSale Pro Features

  • Database synching between Macs, more info available here
  • Upload up to 50 images per listing when using GarageSale’s image service
  • Use GarageSale’s image service for GTC listings


  • Access to eBay Order properties
  • Upload shipping tracking numbers via AppleScript
  • New AppleScript command (and example script) to remove images from listings

System Requirements

  • GarageSale 8 requires OS X 10.12 or later

Getting request failed Gateway timed out error 504 when trying to sync with this update. Tried to disable and re-enable and get no prompt to choose where to sync from… No sync happens.

Can you try again?

There was a maintenance job running way longer than expected, which caused timeouts. Sorry for that. We are thinking how to prevent this from happening in the future.

(cc @fedege96)

@ilja I just enabled again synching, the synch bar seemed to finish, but I had the usual spinning ball issues with conflict panel. This is what happened exactly:

  1. Synch now on first Mac finished
  2. Synch now on second Mac finished with long spinning ball:

  1. Then conflict panel appeared:

  1. Anything you click on conflict panel, brings very long spinning ball:

  1. When the conflict fixed, there was still the conflict panel empty:

  1. When I tried to close, it asked again to apply changes…

So, is synching working at the end, or are you still stuck in the Conflict panel?

No Ilja, here nothing is working. After hours of waiting, nothing has been synched. Just tried manually, the usual warning appeared on both machine: .

Same issue.

After I disabled sync if I try to enable it pauses… does nothing then a popup appears:

Request failed: gateway timed out (504)

Also I listed 17 listings today through the website and went to import them and only 6 showed to be imported…

Sorry for the temporary outage. Same of the connection issues were caused by a maintenance tasks blocking other requests from being handled. We are right now converting the database to a different layout, so that his should not happen in the future. The server should be back up later today or tomorrow, as the conversion is taking longer than we expected.

Also, there is an additional issue with server not answering connecting after a recent Linux update, which we are still investigating.


the synch never works for me. So today I tried again to reload the database with this new beta and I have this error immediately :
Request failed: bad gateway (502)

thank you

That is not fixed, crashes exactly as before… just sent you several reports (look the last two)

It won’t let me open the application here as the ‘license’ has expired. Surely this shouldn’t be prompting for license on a beta???

Sorry, even though this crash feels like the last one, it’s actually a different crash caused by the same root cause (which we yet have to determine). We fixed this crash as well, but there’s no guarantee that the next beta will not crash at other points in the code, too.

Sorry, the licensing logic is complex and easy to get wrong. We’d probably brick the app on final release if we didn’t have this code tested by real world users during beta.

So how do I continue testing?



You’d need to buy license. If you don’t want shell out money for an app during development beta, you can also purchase a GarageSale 7 license. Upgrades from GS 7 to GS 8 if purchased now.

I already have a GS7 license. Is there no upgrade path? And when are you releasing GS8.

Just very inconvenient as I now have auctions listed in 8 that can’t be managed.



You can upgrade to GarageSale 8 for a one time fee or $19.99 (upgrade fee). The upgrade will be free of charge if you purchased GarageSale 7 after April 1st, 2018.

Probably in somewhen in October. Depends on what bugs are still reported by beta testers.

So I’m stuck for now until you release 8?



I will let you know if next beta will still crash.

Anyway, apart this matter, I lost the synch situation. I remained to nothing working, is there any news??