Ryanne’s birthday was this weekend which is why we’re bringing you an interview with a Scavenger Supreme.
We met Ben of VooDoo Vintage for the first time recently when we stayed in New Orleans. Even though we already knew some of his story from Wendy when she interviewed him three years ago, it was fun when Ben took us on a scavenger tour of New Orleans where we visited a number of estate sales. With a truck full of goods, we went back to his apartment and shipped stuff together (like true scavengers should!).
Ben makes a living through selling on eBay and a couple other streams of income (as a message therapist and landlord). He mainly scavenges at estates sales which seem plentiful in New Orleans. Ben also works alone which can be difficult since eBay requires an enormous attention to detail each and every day. In this conversation, Ben shares how he’s figured out how to work solo and be very efficient in his scavenging and selling.
In Ben, we found a kindred spirit since he also has been ruined to ever getting a full-time job. We talked about traveling, sleeping late, and real estate. As always, Ben will be answering any questions in the comments below. Hope you had a good week!