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article imageCalifornia teen barters old cell phone for 2000 Porsche Boxter

By Andrew Moran     Jul 22, 2010 in Business
Glendora - After 14 transactions on classified site Craigslist, 17-year-old Steven Ortiz finally ended up with a 2000 Porsche Boxter when he bartered his old cellphone for several items that would increase his chances of ending up with something better.
Craigslist is famous for a few things, such as ranting and raving, finding a rental apartment, "casual encounters" and buying/selling goods and services.
For the last two years, 17-year-old Steven Ortiz of Glendora, California has went through 14 transactions to end up with what he has today: a 2000 Porsche Boxter, according to CNN.
“My friend gave me a free phone and said, 'Do what you want with it,” said Ortiz. “So I put it on Craigslist on the barter section."
Ortiz has bartered everything from a cell phone to an iPod Touch to several different types of dirt bikes to a Macbook Pro laptop computer to a golf cart to a 1975 Ford Bronco. However, all this was done since he was 15-years-old so it wouldn’t be legal for him to drive a dirt bike but when he acquired the Bronco he was legal driving age, reports Jalopnik.
What’s Ortiz’s secret? “It's trying to catch people who want what you have. The man that needed the laptop had an extra car.”
Ortiz doesn’t have a job right now and he says that he doesn’t like to ask his parents for money for an oil change on the Porsche. He plans to trade his Porsche for a mid-size truck.
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