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  • 1.0 stars

    "Garage Sale USED to be great, now it is unusable."

    July 25, 2013  |   By crabitha

    Version: GarageSale 6.6.5

    Pros

    GarageSale has nice templates.

    Cons

    eBay recently made it a requirement that all photos have to be at least 500 pixels. Sounds easy, right? But eBay also made it a requirement that users must upload at least one of those 500 pixel photos using the eBay photo service. Sounds easy, right? WRONG. Because if you upload your photos using the eBay picture services as required, Garage Sale automatically reduces the size of all the photos you import into thumbnail size photos. That means that you can no longer use Garage Sale to upload auctions to eBay. I paid something like $75 for this program and it no longer works. When I contacted the creators of the program, I was told the fix was on their "to do" list. Hello!? The program doesn't work!

    Summary

    Garage Sale used to be a decent program. It was always a bit clunky but the templates you could produce were quite nice and had a decent range of options. The program is clunky to edit. After building a number of templates, you naturally want to delete some of them because the program is so big and takes so much memory but you have to delete them one at a time. It is a very slow and tedious process. Having said that, I was willing to put up with that, well, after all, there is no other decent ebay auction listing software.
    But now, the program is unusable and the creators, "iwascoding" apparently don't see any need to try to fix the problem that makes it impossible to use. All I can do is shake my head. Iwascoding has been aware of the problem for a month and have the fix on their "to do" list. Since the fix is the only thing that will make the program viable, I would think Iwascoding would be working through the night to fix the problem that has made their program completely unusable for eBay sellers.

    Honestly, I wish someone would create a really good ebay auction listing software because at this point in time, none exists.

    If you are thinking of purchasing this program to use on your Mac to list auctions on eBay, don't waste your money until you know it is usable. If Iwascoding does ever decide to get around to making their program usable again, I will come back and amend this review.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "I was deceived by my initial reaction..."

    July 22, 2013  |   By blusapphire23

    Version: GarageSale 6.6.5

    Pros

    Gives a quicker option for listing bulk items, rather than using ebay's system.
    Good for a small amount of items, with few options.

    Cons

    Memory usage is off the charts.
    Constant freezing.
    Automatic restart feature doesn't work...ever.
    Limited template options.
    ebay fees are inaccurate.
    Tech support is incomprehensible.

    Summary

    I purchased this program with the intention of having it aid me with my ebay store. I have over 1000 listings to manage on a daily basis and a lot of money to keep track of. Garage Sale has lost me buckets of money due to it's inefficiency, freezing and poor tech support. I've had issues ranging from categories not loading to items disappearing from my list. The interface is extremely disorganized for a program that is supposed to improve on such a function. There are no real resources to figure everything out. Their website is, again, disorganized and confusing. Garage Sale attempts to emulate every feature of ebay's listing software, yet takes no initiative to make it coherent. I've contacted tech support on many an occasion for help with the many issues I've had and every single time, I've had to find and fix the problem myself. I would not recommend this program at all, and given the choice, I'd take my money back and go with Parallels and a Windows option.

    I do many things with many different softwares and have been a mac user for 20 years. I am fully aware of what an app like this, had it been properly designed, could and should be capable of. However, there's nobody else creating this type of software for the mac, so they have all the room they need to corner the ebay market of apple users. Sad but true.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Spectacular program!"

    January 1, 2011  |   By CLSmeed

    Version: GarageSale 6.0.8

    Pros

    Ease of use, convenience of preparing and uploading auctions to eBay, great report generation, gorgeous templates (and lots of them!), excellent tech support, Yahoo group to share info, ideas, etc., very inexpensive!

    Cons

    There is nothing I have found that I do not like about this program.

    Summary

    I have been using GarageSale for several years for creating and listing professional-looking eBay auctions. It has paid for itself over and over. I have tried all the listing programs and GarageSale is truly the best. It is the easiest and most intuitive of the listing programs and is the most comprehensive allowing you to do everything from GarageSale so you don't even have to go to the eBay website. The tech support is excellent which is a definite pro. There is also a great Yahoo group forum of friendly GarageSale users for exchanging ideas and generally helping each other. GarageSale has saved me a lot of time, energy, and sanity!

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  • 2.0 stars

    "I loaded this. I lost my information it' sfor 10.5 mac"

    November 17, 2010  |   By Dac1943

    Version: GarageSale 6.0.8

    Pros

    I guess it works well on OS 10.5

    Cons

    No well define use only on OS 10.5 or higher

    Summary

    I lost all my info as I didn't see that it was for OS10.5 and higher. I had to erase (lost info) and then reload the Garagesale for OS10.4. Not happy.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Brilliant app for ebay auctions"

    November 4, 2010  |  

    Version: GarageSale 6.0.7

    Pros

    I love the templates. They're soooo much better than what ebay gives you.

    Cons

    I've recently moved from ebay to Ebid. Shame there's no version for them. Come on Iwascoding. You can do it.

    Summary

    If you do a lot of auctioning on ebay, then this is the best app that can help you spruce up your auction listings. Forget what ebay itself offers, this is brill. Makes your auctions stand out from the rest.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Good app. Just don't upgrade, or it'll cost you again"

    September 21, 2010  |   By roe999

    Version: GarageSale 6.0.5

    Pros

    I did like it - and used it for years. I was sucked into an upgrade without being warned it would cost another $40.

    Cons

    I was sucked into an upgrade without being warned it would cost another $40. I upgraded earlier - THAT cost me $40. How many times do they want my money?

    Summary

    I did like the product, until I was sucked into an upgrade without being warned it would cost another $40.

    These guys should warn you that they're about to fleece you.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great Product"

    September 6, 2010  |   By philb9--2008

    Version: GarageSale 6.0.5

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    This is a great eBay app! It keeps improving.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Infuriating formatting bug"

    March 25, 2010  |   By Bimmicus

    Version: GarageSale 5.4b8

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    Can't recall if this was true of earlier versions, but since I started using v5 I have noticed a profoundly annoying and recurrent bug; any template, at any time, may not just lose ALL its text formatting but the ability to reapply any style changes, requiring that one resume work from a duplicate template (if you thought to save one) or start over from scratch (if you didn't). This seems to happen most frequently when adding an image or changing text in the editor, but just about anything can set it off apparently.

    This, coupled with the always-on autosave (seriously, who thought this was a good idea?) and uninformative handling of eBay error messages makes this otherwise handy tool something of a headache to use.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Works very well"

    November 10, 2009  |   By JimBob88--2008

    Version: GarageSale 5.3.7

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    I've recently updated to 5.3.7 and found it to be very good. It seems more user friendly than the last version and very stable.

    The last version was good too but you had to click a few more times to check things out and sometime your images didn't align the way you wanted them to.

    I saw this more as quirks than problems and they've been cleared up. Very nice.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Best money I've ever spent on software!"

    February 17, 2009  |   By joemit1

    Version: GarageSale 5.2

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    This program is worth every penny of its $35 price tag. Makes auction listings easy whether its one auction or 50 auctions. Ran into a few problems when I first purchased and the tech support is accurate and prompt. Creates a much more decorative auction than I would have time for on my own and I've made my purchase price back a hundred time because of sales using Garage Sale. I really can't say enough good about the program and its developers.

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