How to Turn an Old Cell Phone into a Porsche in 14 Steps

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It may have taken two years, but 17-year-old Steven Ortiz alleges he was able to swap a cell phone for a Porsche. This kid definitely has a future in business. (via Jalopnik)

Searching Craigslist’s “barter” section for a beneficial trade, Ortiz traded up on an old cell phone a friend had given him, gaining a better phone. He then repeated the process again and again, each time getting a more valuable item.

Among the things he has traded are a MacBook Pro, an off-road golf cart, and a Toyota 4Runner.  Ortiz’s 14th trade was a 1975 Ford Bronco for a 2000 Porsche Boxster with an asking price of $9000.

Although he’s already landed himself a pretty sweet deal (I mean, how many high school students drive a Porsche?) he says he’s still not done. He’s aiming for a Cadillac Escalade.

Um, so who wants to trade something for my Shark Week DVD? (Seriously!)