17-Year-Old Steven Ortiz Trades an Old Phone for a Porsche

By: Marissa Brassfield - Published: • References: whittierdailynews and jalopnik
Mimicking Kyle from the 'One Red Paperclip' story a few years back, 17-year-old Steven Ortiz used Craigslist to barter several items before attaining his final prize -- a 2000 Porsche Boxster. Ortiz started the uptrading process with an old cell phone. From there, he progressed to higher-priced items, from a MacBook Pro to a Toyota 4Runner and finally the Porsche.

Steven Ortiz began his Craigslist uptrading at the age of 15; two years and 14 successful barters later, he's officially got the sweetest car at his school.