The Craigslist genuis started out with an old cell phone and, over the course of two years, traded in several items to end up with the ultimate, $9,000 prize (photographed right).
Icing on the cake? He didn’t even pay for the original cell phone – it was given to him by a friend.
Ironically enough, Steven wasn’t even old enough to drive when he embarked on his endevour. Now 17, Ortiz can enjoy his new prize on an open road.
Next up for Steven Ortiz? Trading in his new Porsche for his first home.
Not bad for 17.
Here’s the list of Steven’s trade-ins – for those of you keeping count: