Tim Cook auctioning off coffee meeting for charity

Apr 24, 2013
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If you've ever wanted to have a one-on-one with Apple CEO Tim Cook, now is your chance. He's auctioning off a coffee meeting with him at Apple headquarters, and the highest bidder will be able to chat up the big wig of one of the world's wealthiest companies. Of course, though, a coffee date with Tim Cook doesn't come cheaply.

Cook is using Charitybuzz to host the auction, which is a website that gives celebrities the chance to auction off experiences with all the money going to charity. Cook's charity of choice will see the funds from his auction go to the RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights. The highest bid at the time of this writing? $10,500.

The auction page lists an estimated value of the coffee meeting with Tim Cook at $50,000, which is quite an expensive cup of coffee, but perhaps Starbucks is catering? According to the auction details, it seems that the highest bidder will be able to bring one guest, both of which will go through background checks before meeting up, and each meeting will last between 30 minutes to one hour.

However, the highest bidder will also have to pay for travel costs, but we're guessing that shouldn't be too much of an issue, considering that you're already paying a few thousand dollars to meet up with the Apple head. The auction listing also says that "polite manners and respect for the generous donor and adherence to any rules or parameters are a must," so it looks like you won't be able to give him a hard time over when the iWatch and iTV will come out.

[via The Next Web]


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