eBay has been one of the Internet's big success stories and it's still going strong today. It's probably the most effective way to find cheap stuff and, of course, get rid of things yourself.
There can be few better tools for posting and tracking items on eBay than GarageSale either. It's beautifully presented, easy to use, and brings all of your bids and items under one convenient umbrella. It's certainly preferable to the time consuming process of posting things via eBay itself.
Since it's been designed specifically for Mac, GarageSale features integration with iPhoto, meaning you can post pictures of items instantly. I'd like to have seen Picasa support as well but hopefully that will be added in future releases.
GarageSale offers WYSIWYG text editing, free image hosting and comes with more than 130 free auction templates, as well as support for PayPal, Twitter and eBay Stores. The result is that you'll end up presenting more professional eBay ads and thus have a greater chance of selling your stuff.
The WYSIWYG interface reminds me of iWeb, and creating an ad does feel like creating a web page. You can even edit and retouch images within GarageSale, although the editing tool is quite limited. The easy-to-use scheduler allows you to follow bids and auctions that you're involved in. It would have been nice if this integrated with iCal since you have no way of monitoring auctions unless you've got GarageSale open.
Overall though, GarageSale is a superb application. It's the kind of tool that makes posting and tracking items on eBay almost as much fun as the purchase itself.
- Added Italian translation.
- Improved handling of URL-based images in combination with eBay's Picture Service.
- Various bug fixes.