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

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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78 Comments

1. g2a5b0e unregistered

I'll pass. Not worth it.

23. buccob

Posts: 2978; Member since: Jun 19, 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: Apr 16, 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: Apr 16, 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.

55. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1777; Member since: Oct 18, 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: Apr 16, 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 unregistered

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 unregistered

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.

74. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 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: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 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: Apr 16, 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.

2. sheik

Posts: 249; Member since: Sep 12, 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. -_-

34. jsdechavez

Posts: 814; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Atleast he gets to break it. lol

64. stealthd unregistered

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

3. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 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: May 14, 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

7. sheik

Posts: 249; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

lol, you nailed it dude, +1

28. TheBitterTruth unregistered

Show him HTC One instead.

56. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1777; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

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

6. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

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

24. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Don't tell me that nobody knows who is John V. or Nick T. .They're the reviewer in PhoneArena!

37. XperiaPrince

Posts: 108; Member since: Dec 25, 2012

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

38. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Cool! Johhhhhhnnnnnnn V here from PhoneArena!!! And HALO guys, this is Nick with Fonaleena (PhoneArena).

59. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Nah... Michael H.

79. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

Yeah or probably guys at Anadtech.

8. lovenyc8

Posts: 164; Member since: Mar 13, 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.

63. stealthd unregistered

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?

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