Meeting Tim Cook for a cup of coffee will cost you north of $180 000
23. buccob (Posts: 2574; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)
On the other hand... you might be able to meet Sergey Brin for free at the subway on your commute... and maybe have a small talk about his google glasses.
I think the only one who would pay this is Ray S. from PA.
51. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
It's for charity.
Warren Buffett raises millions of dollars for a charity in San Fran. via an ebay auction format. The winner gets a nice meal and can ask the self-made billionaire on just about anything.
54. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
g2a5b0e: do you ever donate to charity, i.e. donate money, material (like used clothing or food, etc), or time?
Btw, check out this linkhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G
Warren Buffett donates his time to this charity because he first wife was involved with the Glide Foundation. To honor his memory and love for his wife, the proceeds of the auction goes to those whose lives are being helped. It's nice to know the steak house also donates $10,000 towards the charity.
55. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1718; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Oh WOW that's like penny's to him. Who would want to eat with an old fart anyway. If I wanted that I would just have dinner with my grandpa.
75. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
The Glide Foundation fed over 800,000 meals to hungry people in fiscal 2011 - 2012.
Buffett's act of kindness helps fund those meals. Enough said.
60. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3725; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
I don't understand what my personal charitable donations have to do with anything. I don't like coffee & I don't care about Tim Cook. If I want to donate to a charity, I can do it without the extra incentive. When I said it wasn't worth it, I clearly meant to me. If some other fool wants to spend his/her money on this, it's his/her prerogative.
62. stealthd (unregistered)
Do you throw around $180,000 every now and then for charity? Because if not your opinion on its "worth" is kind of irrelevent.
71. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3725; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
Believe me. If I had $180,000 to blow on charity, I would still pass on coffee with Tim Cook. Like I said, NOT WORTH IT.
74. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
You are missing the point.
Charity is about helping others, especially those in need. You don't have donate money. Many people donate time and energy. Others donate material.
My question to you is: Are someone who respects a person who helps charities? The point being, do you empathize with Mr. Cook's actions of helping others?
One of the greatest traits about Americans is that we tend to be charitable. Whenever there is a disaster (like the recent bombings in Boston), Americans tend to open their wallets and hearts.
I have no idea why g2a5b0e would disrespect an act of kindness.
78. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3915; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
Here's the point!
Is Tim Cook donating the money? No, someone is bidding for a 'cup of coffee' with him for charity. You know who's name will hit your mind when the donation is done? Tim Cook's, not the name of the one who's bid for cup of coffee! It's going to be the most expensive cup of coffee ever.
83. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
Tim Cook is donating his time, and his time is worth six-figures. Latest bid is over $500,000.
This is not a hard concept to grasp. Plus, it's not the cup of coffee.
2. sheik (Posts: 249; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)
WTF!!!! I would rather buy an ipad and hit it in my head till i die
31. TheBitterTruth (unregistered)
Purchasing an ipad is still a waste of money. -_-
64. stealthd (unregistered)
Please go do that, the quality of your comments will improve.
3. mercorp (Posts: 1030; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)
Come on.I would rather spend this money on Google stock.
67. stealthd (unregistered)
If you had the money to spend on a charity like this, you would most likely not have to choose between the two.
4. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)
If I were a millionaire, I'd definitely spend the money, show Tim my Galaxy S4, tell him that's a true smartphone and let him take notes. It would be money well spent.
28. TheBitterTruth (unregistered)
Show him HTC One instead.
56. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1718; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
They are already copying Android! Don't help them more!!
5. lyndon420 (Posts: 4472; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)
This would be news worthy if Cook matched the winning bid. Hopefully whoever wins the bid gets the credit for the donation.
13. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3915; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
Exactly! That's what i thought.
Tim Cook! The man that handles Apple is taking money from someone else in the name of charity...why couldn't he just do the opposite?
Do a lottery, let the person win, have coffee with the person and donate Tim's money in the name of that guy!
Jezz, this is shameful!
47. Droiddoes (unregistered)
Or as appfail calls it, "Thursday".
65. stealthd (unregistered)
This is some Fox News style stuff here. How can a charity be shameful?
76. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3915; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
Charity is a good thing, or the best thing one can do for people in need. I'm not against that...i'm glad and happy he's doing it. But why make people bid for a cup of coffee with him? Why can't Tim do something worth $180k for that person? How about a tour into Apple's kingdom? Give him a complimentary iPhone 5? And make the money he's pouring into the charity worth it? A cup of coffee? Really? I'd rather donate the money myself without bidding for Tim Cook if i had the wealth enough to donate that kind of money.
6. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
What the hell?! I rather go meet John V. or Nick T. at Starbucks instead!
24. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
Don't tell me that nobody knows who is John V. or Nick T. .They're the reviewer in PhoneArena!
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