eBay is going to shutdown the interface (API) GarageSale right now uses to download category data in January, 2022.
There is a replacement eBay API in place, but that will require a new GarageSale version, which leverages the support for eBay’s new OAuth authentication and REST APIs, which we are adding right now for GS 8.4.
So, depending on when eBay actually pulls the plug on the older category data API, GarageSale 7 (and the now current version of GarageSale 8) will stop working at some point in early 2022.
GarageSale 8 users can easily solve this problem by using a newer GarageSale version, which will support eBay’s new API.
However, many GarageSale 7 user will not be able to upgrade to the then current GarageSale version, because they are running an older version of macOS, that is no longer supported by GarageSale. Also, some user’s Macs might be too old to be updated to a never macOS version.
That’s why we are giving those GS 7 users an advance warning, so they have time to upgrade their production environment to at least macOS 10.12. If possible, these user should update to the most recent macOS version, as we might encounter difficulties during development, which might cause us to raise the minimum OS requirement above 10.12.
Ilja on behalf of the GS team