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“GarageSale and the PMC Software Auctions”

From: Seth Dillingham In Response To: Top of Thread.  
Date Posted: Saturday, August 18, 2007 10:25:26 PM Replies: 0
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I'm taking a minute to post a big "Thank You" to the folks at iwascoding, the makers of GarageSale.

They didn't "just" donate five licenses of GarageSale to the auction. They also gave me a license of my own to use for the auctions, AND... no, wait, this deserves it's own paragraph.

AND... they added a feature to GarageSale specifically because I needed it!

Here's the deal: if you're doing charity auctions on eBay, you need to have an account with MissionFish, who guarantees that the charity receives the money. When you create the auction, you need to provide your Mission Fish info, choose your charity (out of a list of thousands), and specify what percentage of the final sale will go to the charity.

It's a serious pain in the neck, just like everything else related to setting up an auction on eBay (IMO).

With GarageSale, though, it's easy. They remember my MissionFish account in the prefs. They remember my choice of charities. I can create new auctions almost instantly, based on previous auction templates. Plus, the software has this practically endless list of aucton styles!

This project will always be a huge amount of work, but I'm whittling away at the process and it's growing easier all the time. GarageSale and it's charity-friendliness is my number-one biggest time saver, though. (Next year, my Rails app for managing all the data for this project will be the number one time-saver. I'm already using it this year, and it's saving me time, but I also wrote it this year so the real savings won't start until next year.)

Um... "P.S." Last time I did this, I got free copies of Knox, VoodooPad, FlySketch and FlyGesture, but I forgot to thank Marko and Gus. Thanks guys!

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