EBay drop-off stores largely failed. In your opinion, what do you think they could have done differently?
It seems that the business model was based on the belief that people did not know how to post on eBay or did not have time so would just bring their goods into a store and come back in a few days for what the goods sold for, minus a commission of 25-40%.
A prevailing complaint was -- and you see this on shows like "Pawn Stars" -- that people usually think their goods are worth more than what people are really willing to pay. So a guy brings in his item, thinking it is worth $1000, it sells for $200, he leaves with $150 after commissions, disappointed. He is not likely to come back.
With that client psychology in mind, how could an eBay store succeed?