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Meeting Tim Cook for a cup of coffee will cost you north of $180 000

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Meeting Tim Cook for a cup of coffee will cost you north of $180 000
Tim Cook is one of those people who many have heard about, yet few are ever going to have the chance of meeting in person. Yet if you're filthy rich and don't mind setting aside a six-digit figure, then you can totally hang out with the man for an hour or so. Here's how it works: there's a page over at Charity Buzz where you can place a bid on a 30- to 60-minute meeting with Tim Cook at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California. The winning bidder will have the unique opportunity to chit chat with Apple's CEO while sipping on a cup of coffee along with a buddy of theirs.

But as we already said, meeting Tim Cook personally is going to be a pricey experience as the current bid is standing at $180 000. What's more is that the winner will be responsible for their trip expenses (but at least they won't have to pay for the coffee, we suppose). On the bright side of things, the money collected from the bid will go to charity, with the RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights being selected as the beneficiary.

With 52 bids so far and 19 more days to go, chances are that the bid amount will go much higher by the time the auction closes. 

source: Charity Buzz via Neowin

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posted on 25 Apr 2013, 07:24 25

1. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2145; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


I'll pass. Not worth it.

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 08:23 21

23. buccob (Posts: 1373; 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.

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 15:39 2

51. ardent1 (Posts: 1991; 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.

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 16:26 1

54. ardent1 (Posts: 1991; 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/Glide_Foundation

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.

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 17:04

55. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1579; 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.

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 01:02

75. ardent1 (Posts: 1991; 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.

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 19:32

60. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2145; 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.

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 21:40

62. stealthd (Posts: 939; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)


Do you throw around $180,000 every now and then for charity? Because if not your opinion on its "worth" is kind of irrelevent.

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 22:28

71. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2145; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWdd6_ZxX8c

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.

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 00:53

74. ardent1 (Posts: 1991; 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.

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 02:46 1

78. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3006; 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.

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 18:05

83. ardent1 (Posts: 1991; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


Tim Cook is donating his time, and his time is worth six-figures. Latest bid is over $500,000.

http://www.tuaw.com/2013/04/26/bidding-for-coffee-with-tim-cook-breaks-550-000/

This is not a hard concept to grasp. Plus, it's not the cup of coffee.

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 07:27 21

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

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 08:52 12

31. TheBitterTruth (unregistered)


Purchasing an ipad is still a waste of money. -_-

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 09:24 11

34. jsdechavez (Posts: 701; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


Atleast he gets to break it. lol

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 21:44 1

64. stealthd (Posts: 939; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)


Please go do that, the quality of your comments will improve.

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 07:29 16

3. mercorp (Posts: 967; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


Come on.I would rather spend this money on Google stock.

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 21:55

67. stealthd (Posts: 939; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)


If you had the money to spend on a charity like this, you would most likely not have to choose between the two.

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 07:29 37

4. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7766; 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.

/troll

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 07:32 19

7. sheik (Posts: 249; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


lol, you nailed it dude, +1

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 08:50 13

28. TheBitterTruth (unregistered)


Show him HTC One instead.

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 17:06 1

56. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1579; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


They are already copying Android! Don't help them more!!

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 07:29 4

5. lyndon420 (Posts: 1717; 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.

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 07:44 7

13. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3006; 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!

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 14:47 1

47. Droiddoes (unregistered)


Or as appfail calls it, "Thursday".

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 21:46

65. stealthd (Posts: 939; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)


This is some Fox News style stuff here. How can a charity be shameful?

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 02:36

76. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3006; 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.

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 07:31 4

6. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5270; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


What the hell?! I rather go meet John V. or Nick T. at Starbucks instead!

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 08:34 1

24. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5270; 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!

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 09:52 2

37. XperiaPrince (Posts: 108; Member since: 25 Dec 2012)


Yes i know them... Jhhhhoooonnnn vvvvvvv here from phone arena!!!!?

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 10:05

38. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5270; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Cool! Johhhhhhnnnnnnn V here from PhoneArena!!!

And HALO guys, this is Nick with Fonaleena (PhoneArena).

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 19:30 2

59. roscuthiii (Posts: 1786; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


Nah... Michael H.

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 03:58 1

79. cezarepc (Posts: 562; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


Yeah or probably guys at Anadtech.

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 07:34 4

8. lovenyc8 (Posts: 164; Member since: 13 Mar 2013)


no thanks for free i wouldn't want to meet him because he is not smart he doesn't know what he is doing.

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 21:43

63. stealthd (Posts: 939; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)


LOL. I love how random people on the Internet think they're smarter than CEO's of hugely successful companies. What company do you run again?

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 07:36 15

9. tiara6918 (Posts: 1368; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Tim cook?no thanks,I'd rather spend the time with peter Chou or jk shin

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 07:39 14

11. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5270; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Or spend the time with Steve Wozniak or Bill Gates.

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 08:43 7

25. Aeires (unregistered)


Hanging out with Woz would be awesome. Gates would be an interesting conversation you'd likely be thinking about months afterwards, deep guy.

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 07:57 4

18. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6274; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Or the google ceo duos

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 07:38 13

10. wendygarett (unregistered)


Why would we sell our houses just to meet this failed CEO? Only ifans brave enough to do this stupid stuff

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 07:41 3

12. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5270; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Even an iFan is not brave enough to do this stupid stuff! :P

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 13:26 1

45. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)


Don't underestimate the power of the dark side!=P

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 15:45 1

52. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)


Wow someone thumbed down a joke. That's just sad lol.

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 22:18

70. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5270; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Just ignore them!

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 19:59

61. lyndon420 (Posts: 1717; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Apparently iPhone users are rich enough.

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 07:48 4

14. shikroi (Posts: 182; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)


Even if I had billion dollars I would not spend $180,000 to meet some old dry dude. Its not like his time is worth more than anyone's, and last I checked he is a human being like everyone else, so there is no way I would spend 180 grand just to meet an ordinary man and sit and have coffee. If it were a normally scenario where I pay for the coffee and reservations for wherever then maybe.

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 14:50 1

48. Droiddoes (unregistered)


While I may have more respect for a forgotten dried up dog turd than i do for Cook, his time is absolutely more valuable than most people's. He's still a horrible horrible man, but let's keep some perspective here.

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 21:53 1

66. stealthd (Posts: 939; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)


For perspectives sake, it makes no sense to call the man "horrible". I'm not saying he's a saint, but a lot of people around here are just desperate to bash Apple however they can.

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 07:49 4

15. edgabimbam (unregistered)


Omg... Hatters gonna hate... Next time read what is written:
"On the bright side of things, the money collected from the bid will go to charity, with the RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights being selected as the beneficiary."

Apple wont get any cash from this meeting...

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 07:57 5

19. shikroi (Posts: 182; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)


That is still bulls**t. We are talking about the CEO of one of the most valuable companies in history. 180 grand is pocket change for this man. If he wants to give 180 grand to charity he can because that's nothing for him.He is practically asking you to give to charity. Its like me having $10,000 free change in my pocket and asking you for $50 to give to someone. It makes no sense.

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 08:07 1

20. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3006; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Thought i'd reply the same but not necessary anymore.
How can a CEO be so stingy?

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 15:53 3

53. ardent1 (Posts: 1991; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


shikroi: That is a really, really dumb argument.

Warren Buffet has billions of dollars and all those billions have been earmarked for certain charites (the largest donation is going toward the Gates Foundation). That hasn't stopped Buffett from donating his time to raise money for a San Fran charity that helps people in need.

For the past few years, the lunch with Warren Buffett is auctioned on ebay and millions of dollars are being raised for that San Fran charity with the bidders mainly from Wall Street and investment community.

Buffett is donating his time and setting as an example. Tim Cook is doing the same. Both people are trying to help BRING attention and awareness to their favorite charites. Just the press coverage alone in generating thousands of dollars in free marketing.

You have people who are helping charities, then you have the android base just s**tting on these acts of good deeds. Talk about haters with no mercy or compassion.

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 17:10 1

57. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1579; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Why not just donate the 180k yourself then and not waste their time... shikroi has an excellent point, it's just a stupid PR stunt. Steve Jobs never gave to charity because its a waste. Why such the hard-on for Warren Buffet?

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 08:46 4

27. Aeires (unregistered)


Agreed. Hate him or not, from what I've read about Cook, he's serious about charities. One of the first things he did was match employee donations to charity, something Jobs killed off.

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 07:49 1

16. dirtydirty00 (Posts: 249; Member since: 21 Jan 2011)


u sure the coffee is free? After all, it is iBlend. premium coffee at an overpriced cost.

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 07:56 2

17. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6274; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


U serious really? What kind of idiot would meet him for over 100,000$? This shows you how greedy tim cook is

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 08:58 3

33. Ninetysix (Posts: 1482; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Please tell us you're not this stupid :( Explain how Tim Cook is greedy when they are donating the winning bid to charity? I'll wait for your explanation.

Tim himself already donated 150M+ in Charity last 2/2012. We don't know how much more he gave away since then.

http://9to5mac.com/2012/02/02/tim-cook-casts-more-light-on-apples-charitable-contributions/

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 09:49

36. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6274; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Didnt see the charity part my fault. They could of done something else instead of wasting 100,000$ for 30min

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 08:11 1

21. buccob (Posts: 1373; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


Hehehe... When shares goes down... new incomes must come in... I guess..

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 21:59

68. stealthd (Posts: 939; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)


You don't really understand how shares, stocks, or charities work do you?

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