Hi. This is Jay. In my 20’s, I did a lot of traveling. Lived in Europe, Africa, and across the US. Rarely did I live in any one place longer than a year. With nothing to tie me down, I was just wandering and looking for whatever this life was about. And as I’ve discussed in the past, I worked a lot of low-paying jobs where I was poorly treated. I was always broke and it was an often lonely adventure. Glad I eventually met Ryanne! I am much better with a partner in crime.
My traveling took place in the 1990’s when the internet and cell phones weren’t ubiquitous as they are now. I guess I was the last generation to grow up without the ability to connect so easily. I would infrequently keep in touch with family and friends through postal letters and pay phones. Remember when you could actually get lost?
This interview is with John or Resale Rabbit. He shows us how the world has completely transformed. He travels across the US, scavenges at thrift stores, and mails these items to the Amazon FBA warehouses. Items then sell, Amazon handles the shipping, and the money is deposited into his account.
Unlike my vagabond days, it sounds like John is exploring the world, meeting other scavengers along the way, and making an incredible amount of money. His scavenging seems to focus on video games and electronics which is different from us, so shows that there’s many ways to make a living on the bleeding overabundance of this great nation.
John is currently traveling the Southwest. He puts a lot of time into editing videos of his thrifting adventures. Check them out. John was also one of the early moderators at the Flipping subReddit where there’s plenty of good info sharing happening.