I-GLENDORA - USteven Ortiz oneminyaka elishumi elinesixhenxe uqinisekile ukuba nguye kuphela umfundi kwisikolo samabanga aphakamileyo iCharter Oak oqhuba iPorsche eguqukayo ukuya esikolweni.



Kwaye, okumangalisayo kwabanye babahlobo bakhe, ayingowabazali bakhe.

USteven waqala ngeselfowuni endala kwaye ekugqibeleni warhweba ngokukhwela kwakhe.





Ayizange yenzeke ngobusuku obunye, kodwa ngoncedo lwewebhusayithi yeCraigslist kunye nomonde omkhulu, uSteven wenza i-14 etshintshiweyo kwi-intanethi kwiminyaka emibini ukufumana i-2000 yakhe ye-Porsche Boxster S.

USteven yinxalenye yenani elikhulayo labantu abasebenzisa icandelo lokutshintshiselana ngeCraigslist ukukhulula izinto ezingafunekiyo kunye nokufumana izinto ezinqwenelekayo, kunokuba bathenge kwaye bazithengise.



Kodwa wenza okungakumbi kunokwenza nje ukuthumela okuqhelekileyo ukutshintshisa amatikiti ekonsathi okanye ibhayisekile endala. Uchitha iiyure ezintlanu ukuya kwezintandathu ngosuku kwi-i-Phone yakhe ecofa iwebhusayithi ngezivumelwano ezilungileyo.

Ndifumana abantu abaninzi abathi, `Ungatshintshisa ngefowuni yam ngemoto?’ Ndivele ndithi, `Ewe. Akulula kangako,’ utshilo.



USteven waqala uhambo lwakhe olunengeniso xa umhlobo wakhe wamnika iselfowuni endala – uhlobo abantu abaninzi ababenokuyilahla okanye bayityhale kwidrowa yenkunkuma.

Wathengisa loo fowuni ngefowuni engcono, awathi wayithengisa nge-i-Pod touch. Wathengisa oko ngothotho lweebhayisekile ezimdaka, iMacBook Pro, kunye neToyota 4Runner ka-1987.



Ngelo xesha, uSteven wayeneminyaka eyi-15 kuphela kwaye akazange akwazi ukuqhuba ukufumana kwakhe okutsha. Wakhawuleza wayitshintshela inqwelo yegalufa ephuma endleleni, enye ibhayisekile emdaka exabiseke ngakumbi, isitrato semoto, emva koko uthotho lweemoto eziphela nge-1975 Ford Bronco. Wachitha iinyanga ezimbalwa esonwabela ukufunyanwa ngakunye ngaphambi kokuba agqibe kwelokuba ujonge enye into.

Yaba ngula Bronco owamfumana iPorsche. Ngenxa yokuba ezinye iiBronco ezindala zithathwa njengezinto eziqokelelweyo, uSteven waqikelela ukuba eyakhe yayixabisa i-15,000 yeedola.



Wafumana zonke iintlobo zorhwebo - kubandakanya neshishini lokutshixa - kwiBronco. IPorsche, exabisa malunga ne-9,000 yeedola, yayilurhwebo phantsi.

Uthando luka-Ortiz lweCraigslist, kunye nesivumelwano esihle, seza kwakudala ngaphambi kokuba abe nomdla wokuthengisa.

Kangangeminyaka ebethenga iiselfowuni ezindala zabahlobo bakhe ngeedola ezingama-30 emva koko wajika wazithengisa izihlandlo ezithathu kunaloo intanethi. Kwaye nanini na xa abazali bakhe befuna nantoni na, njengewasha kunye nesomisi esitsha, ujonga indawo ukuze afumane izinto ezilungileyo.

Unobuchule bokulungisa izinto zombane ezincinci, kwaye ngamanye amaxesha wenza ukulungisa okumbalwa ukuze afumane into umntu ebecinga ukuba ayinaxabiso ukusebenza kwakhona.

Ngenye imini wadibana nethebhu yokurhweba, kwaye wagqiba ekubeni aye kuyo.

Ngelo xesha, wayengazange eve ngo-Kyle MacDonald, waseKhanada owenza iintloko zamazwe ngamazwe xa wayethengisa i-paperclip ebomvu kwindlu yasefama enemigangatho emibini ngoluhlu lweentengiselwano kwi-2005 kunye ne-2006. izala iicopycats ezininzi.

USteven wayengenguye omnye wabo.

Umfana uthe uninzi lwabantu arhweba nabo abalandeli nto yanto.

Bajonge nje ukulahla into abangayidingiyo ngokutshintshiselana ngento abayenzayo. Kwaye bahlala befumana isivumelwano esingcono kunokuba bathengise into ngekheshi.

Uninzi lwabantu alunamali ngoku, kolu qoqosho. Ke bacinga ukuba, `Ndiyidinga kakhulu ifowuni entsha, kodwa andinayo imali. Apha ndinalo mdlali weCD elele macala onke endingasasebenziyo, mhlawumbi ndingarhweba,” utshilo utata kaSteven u-Esteban.

Ngenxa yokuba izinto ezibizayo zinokulahlekelwa ngokukhawuleza ixabiso, ngamanye amaxesha abantu bacinga ukuba bangcono ngokuthengisa. Umzekelo indoda eyathengisa i-4Runner yayo kwi-MacBook yimvumi eyayiyidinga ngokwenene ikhompyutha yeqela lakhe, kwaye ayizange ifune imoto, uSteven uthe.

Yiyo loo nto ecaphukisa uSteven xa ezinye zezalamane zakhe - ezingayiqondiyo into ayenzayo - zimbiza ngokuba ngumzobi.

Abantu benza nje olu rhwebo, utshilo uSteven. Andixoki mntwini.

U-Esteban uye wagxininisa ukubaluleka kokunyaniseka kwiintengiselwano ezinjalo kunye nokungaxhamli nabani na.

USteven notata wakhe baye babethwa kakhulu luqoqosho. USteven waphelelwa ngumsebenzi kwivenkile yokutyela yesushi, kwaye utata wakhe ubone ishishini kwinkampani yokubeka isamente anayo. Ubuchule bukaSteven bokurhweba kunye nokufumana izivumelwano ezilungileyo buye baluncedo.

U-Esteban unethemba lokuba i-knack yonyana wakhe yokuthengisa kunye nokurhweba kunokukhokelela kwizinto ezingcono.

Ndicinga ukuba le nto imfundisayo. Ndifuna ukuba aye ekholejini - enze into ebomini bakhe, watsho. Ufunda ixabiso lezinto, uxanduva kunye nezakhono zothethathethwano.

USteven ufuna ukufunda nokuba ngumthetho okanye ishishini kwaye uthi izakhono zakhe zokuthengisa kunye nokuzingisa kuya kunceda ukumsa apho.

Okwangoku, sele ekhangela imoto entsha.

Kungekudala emva kokuba efumene i-Porsche kwiinyanga ezimbalwa ezidlulileyo, uSteven waqaphela ukuba uye waba neengxaki, ezizezi iindleko zokusebenza. Ukutshintsha kweoyile kubiza ubuncinci be-150 yeedola, kunye nenkqubo yokumisela ubuncinane i-$ 1,000.

Ke ujonga urhwebo lwakhe olulandelayo-mhlawumbi i-Escalade.

Qhagamshelana noRebecca Kimitch kwi rebecca.kimtch@sgvn.com okanye 626-962-8811, ext. 2105




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