GarageSale 9.0 Beta 10 Released

Dear GarageSale Users,

The tenth beta version of GarageSale 9 is available for you to download from the link below:

What’s new in Beta 10

  • toolbar improvements
  • improved error checking for listings without category
  • added ‘Clear Log’ button to Script Editor window

What’s new in GarageSale 9

  • run custom JavaScript to process listings in your library
  • Launch control can show errors returned from custom JavaScript validation function
  • main window toolbar is customizable
  • supports eBay’s new API to download attribute and category data, as some of the attribute APIs currently used by GarageSale will be shutdown by eBay
  • you can attach videos to your listings
  • you can send discount offers to watchers of your listings in bulk
  • you can assign colored tags to your listings and orders and filter for tags using smart groups
  • added an SKU generator function for listings and inventory objects
  • right-hand inspector’s width can be changed
  • reports: shipping costs are no longer added to profits if you didn’t fill in ‘actual shipping costs’
  • reports: added ‘Total fee’
  • part fitment information is imported from eBay via the “Import from My eBay” command
  • messages received eBay’s messages system can be flagged
  • the ‘read’ state of eBay messages is now transmitted to eBay
  • you can now import items from GarageSale Scout, GarageSale’s iOS companion app, as inventory items
  • a listing’s variations can be manipulated via AppleScript
  • downloads and displays fee for usage of eBay’s payment service
  • the Font size of Outline View can be adjusted (through System Preferences)
  • new preference settings brings up panel for inserting specific attributes into new listings
    Orders section: replaced “Feedback Left” checkbox with “Leave Feedback” button, when no feedback was left yet
  • GarageSale will show a warning when you are trying to open 10 or more listing links in your browser
  • Listing section: shipping options strings shows dimensions and weight when calculated shipping is used
  • Orders section: added context menu item to change sort order for subsequent sort commands
  • Listing preview: return policy label updates correctly when return policy changed
  • image upload operations show the name of associated listing in the ‘Activity’ window
  • the new ‘tag’ property on listings is now accessible via AppleScript
  • GarageSale’s Preferences window remembers it’s position
  • added count badge when dragging items in outline view

Running GS 9 and switching back to GS 8

Since GarageSale 9 uses a different application identifier, you’ll need to grant it access to each eBay token in your Mac’s keychain. When the system displays such a permission panel, please click the ‘Always Allow’ button if available.

GarageSale 9 will copy all your data from GarageSale 7 or 8 into its own library folder. In case you are encountering problems you can always switch back to GS 7/8 and continue were you left off before switching to GS9.
You’d need to use the GarageSale’s import/export functions to bring back listings changed or created with GS9 into your earlier version of GarageSale.


GarageSale 9 uses a different data schema compared to previous versions. When GarageSale 9 connects to the sync server for the first time, your account is upgraded to this new schema version.
Afterwards, earlier version of GarageSale can longer connect to the sync server.

Licensing during Beta phase

For now, GarageSale 9 Beta will accept existing GarageSale 8 licenses.


The costs for upgrading from an earlier version of GarageSale to version 9 are USD/EUR 14.99 for the single user license. If you purchased your license for GarageSale 8 after August 1st, 2021, your upgrade will be free.

GarageSale Pro subscribers don’t need to pay any upgrade fees to use GS 9.

System Requirements

  • macOS 10.12 or later

Fixed in 9.0b10. Working great.

Working MUCH better. General responsiveness/speed much improved!!

Works Great! Very useful. Thanx!

Thanx a bunch!!

The “Options, Advanced, Properties” glitch is still periodically showing up. The way to get rid of it is to slightly widen the panel on both sides. I am now running 12.2.1 and this was showing periodically in 10.15 as well

I have 4 listings (so far) that cause instant shut down. I cant get the report info but I do click the send to GS report. I believe those 4 are ebay Motors USA but I cant reproduce that by changing others to that dropdown setting. After 4 instant shutdown and restart I tried to change a different listing to ebay Motors USA and went back to the original 4 and now they don’t cause a instant shutdown so maybe it fixed itself?

I’m not sure how new this behavior is, it’s been here most of 9.0 I think, but if I choose my folder with all 7,700 listings, there is a 15 second spinning beach ball of Death. I went back and checked GS 8.4.1 and the same folder opens instantly with no beach ball at all.

YES!! I have also noticed this! I have sent in a couple SpinDump and Sample.

I have waited much more than 15 seconds on some selections, then done a Force Quit…


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I am guessing its checking something and don’t like to force quit unless it’s really stuck. Sort of like the annoying gear that says “downloading categories” when you open a new listing. GS really could wait or do it when I’m not working on a listing. I don’t add new categories THAT often.

Selecting several listings like 5 or 6 “ended” listings, then clicking “start” to Start them New, will duplicate the listings and open the Launch Control window and then click Start.

But, the selected item (only 1) appears down the list about 5 or 6 listings… The selection moves and hilights the wrong item. Only when doing a Start on ended items. Relist works correctly. Probably has to do with location of newly duplicated items.

Also… I have never been able to figure out WHY doing a Relist is FAST for the Launch Control window to appear. But, if I do a Start on “ended” listings, it takes several seconds for the Launch Control window to appear. Seems like the “start” “duplication” of all the listings up front before the Launch Control window shows up takes a few seconds. And Maybe the relisted items are “duplicated” after/when each one is actually listed???


Exactly. Duplication is expensive and starting previously started listings another time does this upfront, while re-listings waits until the relist command sent to eBay has succeeded.

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