Ryanne’s sister visited us this weekend from Boston, so we’re enjoying our town like tourists again. Swimming at the lake, watching a movie at the theater, grilling, hanging out with friends. Instead of our normal “what happened this week”, we’re posting a recent conversation we had with Deric, who’s a comedian and scavenger in upstate New York.
We’ve been trying to find someone who funds their art through their eBay store. Like an actor, filmmaker, dancer or writer. Instead of working for low pay in restaurant or temp jobs, we imagine that a struggling artist would make more money and have more flexibility scavenging and selling online. An actor could go on auditions anytime she wants and just work on his eBay store in her downtime.
Deric now has a wife and young daughter, so he’s taken on a full-time job and just sells on eBay in his spare time. But he still does stand-up comedy and we imagine together what his life would have been like if he sold on eBay in his early days of comedy. He described how he does a lot of scavenging in between comedy gigs when traveling. We also talk about how he presently juggles everything while running his store. And instead of working with his wife on eBay, they both run their own separate stores since they each have different specialties.
You can find Deric at these fine spots. he says he’ll answer any questions in the comments below.
- eBay store
- And check out a 30-minute comedy set on Youtube that he did. Be warned that this video is NOT safe for work.
We had a much better sales this week. We’ll post our numbers in the comments. Hope things are good for you! Christmas is just five months away!