Analog to Listing items on eBay, I'm looking for an application running on Linux. Up to now I've been using Jaolt, but that's no longer available (which is why I cannot even provide a link) – setting up a new machine and lacking the source, I thus cannot even install the old version anymore. I want to prepare my "sales" locally on my computer (so no SaaS / web service unless I can host it myself). For those not familiar with Jaolt, just check my answer on the linked question for a "visual description" of eBay's own Turbo-Lister (which was available on the Windows platform until recently).
In detail, here are my requirements:
- prepare items locally (not on some other website)
- editor for item description. No need for fancy stuff here: a simple HTML or Markdown editor is fine.
- loads categories from eBay and lets me connect them with my items.
- allows to attach images (and uploads them to eBay)
- allows to set (multiple) shipment costs (e.g. one for shipping with insurance, one for without, one for "local pickup")
- save my complete item locally for reuse
- must run on Linux, best with no dependency on a specific desktop environment (e.g. no KDE stuff). The machine will run on Cinnamon. "Light dependencies" are OK (and expected) – "Wine" doesn't count as such, Python would be acceptable, just to give examples.
Strongly wished for:
- saving default settings, such as how long the auction should last
- check "consistency" before upload (to see if it would be accepted, or if details are missing) and show me the eBay cost for listing the item
- watch online auctions (manual poll is fine, i.e. update the local list on-demand with number of visitors, watchers, bids and the current price)
- templates for the editor (or at least the possibility to create/maintain your own templates)
- macros for often used "phrases", like standard disclaimers or pointing out reduced shipping cost when multiple items are bought
- preview before uploading
Not needed, but welcome:
- searching eBay's resources for matching descriptions/images (possible e.g. for books by ISBN)
- support for fixed prices. I rarely use that and can do without.
- multi-account support
Open source preferred, but not mandatory. Free of cost, private use only (so no commercial license required). I only use it every now and then, so buying something hardly is an option (though I might consider something for below EUR 20 if it's really overwhelming and I can test it before ;)
If you know a perfect match for Windows, please head over to the linked question and answer it. The current only-answer is probably no longer valid, as eBay stopped the Turbo-Lister application.