This came through one of the Library list serves I belong to last week: (in part)
"The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) established an online books facility recently, selling second hand books. All monies raised flows back into the BSL so that we can continue to provide services for the disadvantaged members of our community. Although not officially launched yet, sales from Brotherhood Books have been strong and are increasing, and as a result, we need more stock!
Giving books a second chance"
So now you can op shop 24/7 in Australia (many thrift stores in the USA have an eBay presence already).
The question is will other op shops follow? And how will this affect the bricks and mortar op shop experience: will the best bits be held to sell online?