Are EBay Brick-and-Mortars Viable?

Are the brick-and-mortars that have materialized, hanging from the EBay empire, long for this world? This interesting AuctionBytes.com story out of London suggests they may have some hurdles.

The story details one company's decision to shut down its EBay drop-off stores and will focus on home collection efforts. "The company's main demographic are busy professionals who don't necessarily have time to visit Auctioning4u's shops and prefer the company's handy home collection service; they want collections from their homes and business at times and dates of their choosing." Interesting read.