TORONTO — Unemployed auto mechanic Trevor Braithwaite couldn’t afford a new 3-D printer, so he had to get creative.
“I went to Costco and bought a $5,000 3-D printer on MasterCard,” he told the Toronto Star.
“Then I went home and unpacked it, keeping all the bubble wrap and so on. Within five hours I had printed my own 3-D printer with $47 worth of ink and plastic glop, repackaged the original and returned it to the store for a refund.”
And his creativity didn’t stop there.
“With my new printer I printed another,” he continued, “and then set the two of them printing two more. I’m going into the 3-D printer business. I’ll undercut Costco by a few hundred bucks and make a fortune. ”
“They’re breeding like rabbits in my basement.”
In reply to a CBC request for comment, a red-faced Costco spokesman shrugged and said simply, “It was bound to happen.”
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