Steven Ortiz, a 17 year old California high school student, managed to slide behind the wheel of a Porsche Boxster by bartering various items on Craigslist.
Ortiz started with an old cell phone and wheeled and dealed his way through cell phones, iPods, dirt bikes and a MacBook Pro. Steven eventually managed to trade go from a souped up golf cart and an old Toyota 4Runner to a 1975 Ford Bronco. While Steven used the Bronco as a trade for the Boxster, the Bronco, which is fast becoming a collectors item, might have been the car for Ortiz to stick with. The costs of maintaining a Bronco are lower, it has more room for high school girls his buddies and has a kind of retro cool that the Boxster doesn’t.
On the other hand, is there anything cooler than being in high school and showing up for class in your own Porsche? The best part is that Steven earned the car himself, not from his parents wallet or some crappy menial jobs, but a bit of hustle and 14 smartly executed trades. Hopefully Steven will execute a good 15th trade and dodge the oncoming maintenance and insurance bills.