Auction winner pays $610K for cuppa with Apple CEO Tim Cook

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in General Discussion edited January 2014
A charity auction for an hour's worth of coffee talk with Tim Cook closed on Tuesday, as the winning bid reached a lofty $610,000 for the one-on-one time with the Apple executive.

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The auction winner's final bid, as listed on CharityBuzz, crushed the estimated $50,000 value for the meeting. It is unknown who put in the winning bid, though that information is likely to be released at a future date.

Cook's auction began at the end of April, with starting bids of around $5,000 quickly skyrocketing to over $560,000 in only two days. Today's finalized bid set record for CharityBuzz's largest auction ever, which previously stood at $250,000 for a day with former president Bill Clinton.

The $610,000 price of entry gets the auction winner 30 minutes to an hour of face time with Cook, with the meet to take place at Apple's headquarters in Cupertino. Travel and lodging expenses were not included as part of the deal.

Proceeds for the auction will go toward The RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights.
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  • Reply 1 of 45

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post

     Travel and lodging expenses were not included as part of the deal.


     


    I think if you're paying 650k you're not exactly worried about that. 

  • Reply 2 of 45
    drblankdrblank Posts: 3,383member
    So who paid for this little meeting anyway? Larry Page or Eric Schmidt? Probably the only way they can get a meeting with Tim Cook. Hahahahahahaha.
  • Reply 3 of 45
    raamanaraamana Posts: 2member
    LOL at drblank :)
  • Reply 4 of 45
    solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member
    1) Mea Cuppa or Cuppa Cabana would make great names for a coffee/tea houses.

    2) Do people in the US even use the term cuppa?
  • Reply 5 of 45
    slurpyslurpy Posts: 5,116member


    People are completely missing the point of the massive bid amounts. 


     


    The point is that this is what exposure to Tim Cook is worth to people, on a self-marketing level. Would anyone, for example, pay anywhere near that to meet the CEO of any other massive company? I doubt it. 

  • Reply 6 of 45
    bdkennedy1bdkennedy1 Posts: 1,459member


    And everyone needs to read about this 15 times a week for what?

  • Reply 7 of 45
    solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member
    slurpy wrote: »
    Would anyone, for example, pay anywhere near that to meet the CEO of any other massive company? I doubt it. 

    Absolutely! For instance, imagine how much a Steve Jobs chat would be worth today considering it would also involve time travel. I'd think the time travel alone is worth billions. :p
  • Reply 8 of 45
    drblankdrblank Posts: 3,383member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by raamana View Post



    LOL at drblank image


    Are you laughing at me or are you laughing at my post?  Just curious?




    Thank you.

  • Reply 9 of 45
    curtis hannahcurtis hannah Posts: 1,748member
    solipsismx wrote: »
    Absolutely! For instance, imagine how much a Steve Jobs chat would be worth today considering it would also involve time travel. I'd think the time travel alone is worth billions. :p
    If he was still alive Steve would have been $2 M, but he still was the CEO of this company, Steve Jobs was one of the most innovator ice people of recent history.
  • Reply 10 of 45
    drblankdrblank Posts: 3,383member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by SolipsismX View Post



    1) Mea Cuppa or Cuppa Cabana would make great names for a coffee/tea houses.



    2) Do people in the US even use the term cuppa?


    No, in the US, we use the term "a cup of".  

  • Reply 11 of 45
    drblankdrblank Posts: 3,383member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bdkennedy1 View Post


    And everyone needs to read about this 15 times a week for what?



    Because it's about Apple, it's on the internet, it's funny, and we have nothing better to do since our Apple gear actually works and we aren't wasting time rooting our OS, dealing with malware problems and going back and forth to the dealer to get our smartphones replaced because the thing died.


     


    How's that?  Does that work for you?

  • Reply 12 of 45
    jeffdmjeffdm Posts: 12,946member
    drblank wrote: »
    No, in the US, we use the term "a cup of".  

    Too many regions don't enunciate that well. Double whammy if you're tired and waiting for your caffeine hit.

    The word is older than I expected:
    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cuppa
  • Reply 13 of 45
    dasanman69dasanman69 Posts: 12,976member
    solipsismx wrote: »
    1) Mea Cuppa or Cuppa Cabana would make great names for a coffee/tea houses.

    2) Do people in the US even use the term cuppa?

    Those are really good but I've always been partial to Cuppa Feel.

    Cuppa is actually a brit term for a cup of tea. Cup o' Joe would've been more US appropriate.
  • Reply 14 of 45
    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 43,399member


    Originally Posted by JeffDM View Post

    Too many regions don't enunciate that well. Double whammy if you're tired and waiting for your caffeine hit.


     


    Youbesprisehowmanpeopcanseemtaparstherwors.





    Originally Posted by dasanman69 View Post

    Those are really good but I've always been partial to Cuppa Feel.



     


    *poof*


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


     


    "Huzzah! I'm gone!"


     

  • Reply 15 of 45
    dasanman69dasanman69 Posts: 12,976member
    Youbesprisehowmanpeopcanseemtaparstherwors.

    "Huzzah! I'm gone!"

    Not Cuppa Field but,
    400

    Cuppa Feel, big difference.
  • Reply 16 of 45
    sflocalsflocal Posts: 4,501member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Slurpy View Post


    People are completely missing the point of the massive bid amounts. 


     


    The point is that this is what exposure to Tim Cook is worth to people, on a self-marketing level. Would anyone, for example, pay anywhere near that to meet the CEO of any other massive company? I doubt it. 





    Some guy won an auction last year to lunch with Warren Buffet for a cool $3.5m.  So yeah, Warren really makes the play.

  • Reply 17 of 45
    gtrgtr Posts: 3,231member

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    Originally Posted by dasanman69 View Post



    Not Cuppa Field but,

     






    Cuppa Feel, big difference.


     


    Rihanna, getting manhandled again.


     


    Somebody needs to slap that girl...

  • Reply 18 of 45
    asciiascii Posts: 5,941member


    I predict that they won't actually pay. The winner's name was a********s which is the right number of letters for "applesucks" and I'm sorry but even someone who could easily afford it just wouldn't pay so much for that prize. No one would.

  • Reply 19 of 45
    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 43,399member


    Originally Posted by ascii View Post

    I predict that they won't actually pay.


     


    In that case, they ought to be fined the falsified amount. The same goes for any online auction.

  • Reply 20 of 45
    dasanman69dasanman69 Posts: 12,976member
    gtr wrote: »
    Rihanna, getting manhandled again.

    Somebody needs to slap that girl...

    What does one say to a woman with 2 black eyes?

    Nothing, she's been told twice already. :lol:
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