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Old May 13, 2013, 02:37 PM   #1
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Tim Cook Coffee Auction Closes Tomorrow, Current High Bid at $605,000




With one day to go before bidding closes, the CharityBuzz auction for coffee with Apple CEO Tim Cook is at $605,000. Bidding has slowed considerably since the first couple of days, with only one bid -- the current winning mark of $605,000 -- since April 26th.

The current high bid for coffee with Tim Cook is worth twice as much as the total of the current high bids on all 118 other auctions supporting the RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights in the current campaign on CharityBuzz. The site running the auction was also forced to implement financial verification checks for bids on the Tim Cook listing after a bid was placed using a stolen credit card.

The auction's bidding quickly rose to $500,000 in the first two days with a number of bidders affiliated with third-party accessory makers looking for publicity or simply a business meeting with the Apple CEO.

Bidding closes tomorrow, May 14, at 1:08 PM Pacific Time.

Article Link: Tim Cook Coffee Auction Closes Tomorrow, Current High Bid at $605,000
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Old May 13, 2013, 02:39 PM   #2
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here's hoping they serve tea instead of coffee
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Old May 13, 2013, 02:40 PM   #3
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That must be some amazing coffee...
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Old May 13, 2013, 02:40 PM   #4
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Damn. That's just outside my price range.
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Old May 13, 2013, 02:42 PM   #6
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Mint.com: You're $604,950 over the budget for coffees this month.
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Old May 13, 2013, 02:47 PM   #7
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I'm sure at the last second someone will bid considerably higher. Here's hoping it gets to 1 million
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Old May 13, 2013, 02:47 PM   #8
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Should have done this 2 years ago with Steve, and the Charity would have received a 8 digit bid.
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Old May 13, 2013, 02:52 PM   #9
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Should have done this 2 years ago with Steve, and the Charity would have received a 8 digit bid.
Agree. Who would want to sit down and hear Tim Cook's voice? Not like he is going to leak Apple secrets. Probably talk about how much he misses Steve.

Also Tim Cook is only doing this for money (in a good way of course).
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Old May 13, 2013, 02:53 PM   #10
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If you won the bidding using a stolen credit card, wouldn't you get caught when you showed up to claim your prize? Does that mean it was a prank bid?
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Old May 13, 2013, 02:55 PM   #11
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Should have done this 2 years ago with Steve, and the Charity would have received a 8 digit bid.
Coffee with Steve. Yikes!
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Old May 13, 2013, 02:55 PM   #12
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Mint.com: You're $604,950 over the budget for coffees this month.
Next time you can have a coffe is in 121,000 months or 1008.33 years
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Old May 13, 2013, 02:55 PM   #13
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Agree. Who would want to sit down and hear Tim Cook's voice?
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Old May 13, 2013, 02:57 PM   #14
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Piers Morgan also hauling ass at two grand.

https://www.charitybuzz.com/catalog_items/337428
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Old May 13, 2013, 02:58 PM   #15
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If I had the money I 'd just pay up to tell him what a **** job he's doing and invite him along to meet John Sculley with me for some pointers.

At the money goes towards a very good cause which is the RFK center.
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Old May 13, 2013, 03:03 PM   #16
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If I had the money I 'd just pay up to tell him what a **** job he's doing and invite him along to meet John Sculley with me for some pointers.

At the money goes towards a very good cause which is the RFK center.
ah yes because you could do so much better right?
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That must be some amazing coffee...
He'll double-down on his espresso.
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Old May 13, 2013, 03:09 PM   #18
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Auction winner: Hey, Tim!
Tim: Here's a list of the 2500 things I won't be able to tell you, including:
Mac Pro
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Auction winner: **** it, I'll leave.

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Piers Morgan also hauling ass at two grand.

https://www.charitybuzz.com/catalog_items/337428
I'm surprised it's even that high; he probably bid that himself.
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Old May 13, 2013, 03:23 PM   #21
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Probably talk about how much he misses Steve.
pretty sure some startup company wants to pitch Tim their product to see if Apple would be interested in working with them.
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Just crazy....
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I like this disclaimer :

Additional bank qualification is required for bids placed over $500,000. To place a bid in excess of that amount, contact Charitybuzz customer support at (212) 243-3900 for authorization.

Gets rid of the wannabe's.
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$605,000.01!

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