GarageSale 8.0 Beta 68 Released

Dear GarageSale Users,

GarageSale 8 Beta 68 is out and can be downloaded via the built-in updater or from this link:

What’s new in since the last release:

  • added Revise, Relist, and End commands to overview context menu in Listings section
  • fixed a possible crash when opening Accounts window (again)
  • fixed an issue with Launch Control window positioning
  • started listing count in ‘About GarageSale’ window and Pro preferences updates every 30 seconds

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  • Removed outdated buyer requirements no longer supported by the eBay API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

I just now noticed the “minimum delay between relisting” popup down at the bottom of the Relist… dialog box, and I have to ask: How long has it been there? It’s excellent, and almost what I was asking for with my recent feature request, and I will be embarrassed if it has been there since GS6…

No worries, this was added for GS 8.

GS8 v68 has begun to nuke my listings! I keep my “sold” listings in a sub-directory labelled as such. Today when I expanded that sub-directory, I was puzzled to see some blank lines within the listing of previous auctions. Clicking on any of them showed a blank editing window and Inspector.

One can still select the “ghost” listing and move it, but all content has disappeared.

I reverted all the way back to v66 with no luck. Can the database be rebuilt?

Hi swordpen,

I am sorry to hear.
Did this happen after enabling Synching in the GarageSale preferences > Pro?
Also, did you let GarageSale 8 import your previous GarageSale 7 database or did you start with an empty database?

GarageSale has a repair mode implemented. Maybe it can fix the issue with the ghost listings.
Please make sure to use the latest beta version of GarageSale 8 (version 8.0b68).

  1. Start GarageSale and immediately click and hold down the ctrl-key.
  2. A small window should appear allowing you to enable “debug options”.
  3. Select “Fix Reference Count” and hit Continue.
  4. Give GarageSale some time to start up.

Hope this helps,

Hi, Kristian.

I had already tried the debug options after discovering it on the message forum. I had checked all the options. The missing listings showed up for a few seconds, then were gone again. You can see the blank spaces in the attached image.

Yes, I had imported my G7 database. Never had an issue till v68. Though that could be a coincidence since your Betas have been coming quickly. Probably it was v65 that was the last time I successfully opened my “sold” sub-directory and everything was fine.

Hi swordpen,

if you select one of the ghost listing and try to use the export command from the File menu, does that work?
And can you re-import the exported listing correctly? (You should only test it with a single listing.)

Regards, Kristian

I had tried Exporting a ghost listing previously. All it did was crash the application.

The only thing I can do with a ghost listing is dragging it in/out of a sub-directory. If use a menu command (“Delete” or “Duplicate,” as examples, either nothing happens or the application crashes.)

On macOS Catalina 10.15 I was not able to complete the update from beta 60 to beta 68 using the built-in updater. I had to manually download the file. The update would start to download, then I would receive a fairly generic “can not download” error.

I realize this could either be a one-off issue or could have been resolved already since I’m several versions out of date, but I thought I’d pass along it along anyway.

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