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Old Aug 6, 2014, 01:30 PM   #1
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Former Apple Employee Sam Sung Auctioning Business Card and Uniform for Charity




Former Apple retail employee Sam Sung is using his rather ironic name and job history to raise money for a Canadian charity (via Pocket-lint). Sung worked for Apple in Vancouver's Pacific Centre store as a specialist and recently found one of his old business cards in pristine condition when it fell out of a book. Realizing it may be a desirable memento, Sung is now auctioning the card with "no major folds, dents or scratches" on eBay. The card comes in an autographed frame with Sung's blue Apple retail T-shirt and lanyard.

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I came across one of my old business cards the other day when it fell out of a book.

So, with a view to raising money for a very deserving charity, I'm auctioning the only "Apple Sam Sung" business card I have left and I'm going to donate ALL of the proceeds [minus eBay fees] to Children's Wish, BC & Yukon - a not-for-profit that grants wishes to sick children.
The auction has received over 50 bids already and currently stands at US$510. Bidding runs until the evening of August 15.

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Old Aug 6, 2014, 01:32 PM   #2
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I'm surprised that he hasn't been sued by Samsung because of his name!
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Old Aug 6, 2014, 01:33 PM   #3
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Who would want this
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Old Aug 6, 2014, 01:33 PM   #4
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Jokes aside, well done for him!
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Old Aug 6, 2014, 01:33 PM   #5
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I could certainly be wrong, but aren't those items technically owned by Apple?

I guess not, considering business cards are customarily handed out anyhow.
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Old Aug 6, 2014, 01:34 PM   #6
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Typical Sam Sung. Copying Jony Ive's auctioning of Apple merch for charity. Doesn't have an original thought!
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Old Aug 6, 2014, 01:35 PM   #7
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I could certainly be wrong, but aren't those items technically owned by Apple?
Probably... but since it's for charity Apple would look like horrible people if they stopped this... might as well let it slide and the news will pass.
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Old Aug 6, 2014, 01:38 PM   #8
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Who would want this
According to the article, at least 50 people who support charity, have a sense of humor, and don't follow the Apple/Samsung wars would like to have this.
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Old Aug 6, 2014, 01:38 PM   #9
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not only Sam Sung, but Sam Sung Specialist
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Old Aug 6, 2014, 01:39 PM   #10
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Are we sure he's not just selling a copy? :P
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Old Aug 6, 2014, 01:50 PM   #11
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Haha i love it
Really good idea, and if it can raise some $ to charity then do it
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Old Aug 6, 2014, 01:50 PM   #12
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just waiting for John Appleseed from Samsung to do the same...

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Old Aug 6, 2014, 01:51 PM   #13
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Now only if former Samsung employee App Le would do the same...
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Old Aug 6, 2014, 02:03 PM   #14
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Wow. Makes you wonder how much more Samsung and Apple could've given to charities instead of lawyers. Both companies practice philanthropy but in this case, more couldn't hurt.

EDIT: And to Mr. Sam Sung, nice idea. I wish him all the best.
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I'm surprised that he hasn't been sued by Samsung because of his name!
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Typical Sam Sung. Copying Jony Ive's auctioning of Apple merch for charity. Doesn't have an original thought!
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not only Sam Sung, but Sam Sung Specialist
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Now only if former Samsung employee App Le would do the same...
I can't. LOL. Sam Sung. Such a coincidence.
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Are we sure he's not just selling a copy? :P
Good one. Very good
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At least it's for charity ...

Hope to see 6 figures by the end of auction.
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Are we sure he's not just selling a copy? :P
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Samsung will make an ad out of this
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I could certainly be wrong, but aren't those items technically owned by Apple?
No. They don't lend you business cards and shirts.
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Now only if former Samsung employee App Le would do the same...
Or Samsung employee Ip Hone.
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rather ironic name and job history
It's not though, is it. Coincidentally...
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Apple and Samsung should step up

Apple and Samsung should collaborate and give substantial donations for this guy's charity.
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