Want Coffee with Tim Cook? Have $610K Sitting Around? You Have One More Day to BidBy: Josh Wolford - May 13, 2013
Time is running out if you want to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars for a 30-minute coffee date with Apple CEO Tim Cook. Bidding on the charity auction that has drawn significant attention due to its astronomical price tag close tomorrow, Tuesday May 14th.
The current bid is $605,000, and you’ll have to fork up at least $610,000 to top it.
The date first appeared on online charity auction site Charitybuzz back in April, and quickly jumped from tens of thousands of dollars to hundreds of thousands. Charitybuzz put an estimated price of $50,000 on the sit-down, which will take place at Apple HQ in Cupertino. It surpassed that suggested value in less than 24 hours.
In less than a week, the bids topped $600,000. Charitybuzz was forced to remove a top bid, however, after it was discovered that it was made using a stolen credit card.
In light of that, Charitybuzz has added an extra layer of authentication to placing a bid. Any new bids must now go through additional bank qualification, and you have to contact their customer service to make it happen.
So if you’re ready to top the current $605,000 bid, which has been the top bid for nearly two weeks now, you have about 24 hours to do so. The bidding closes at 4:08 pm ET on Tuesday.