The estimated value when bidding started was US$50,000. The winning bid was for $610,000. The item was donated by Apple CEO Tim Cook. The coffee klatsch will last 30-60 minutes.
The fine print:
Valid for 2 people. Cannot be resold or re-auctioned. Expires 1 year from the close of auction. To be scheduled at a mutually agreed upon date. Travel and accommodations are not included. Winning bidder and guest(s) subject to security screening. We expect all winning bidders and their guests to conduct themselves appropriately when attending an experience won at Charitybuzz. Polite manners and respect for the generous donor and adherence to any rules or parameters are a must.
“The $610,000 bid was placed by a newcomer to the auction who had not previously bid before, known only as ‘a********s,'” Juli Clover reports for MacRumors. “While CharityBuzz will not release the name of the high bidder, it is possible that the winner will come forward to take advantage of the publicity surrounding the auction.”
Read more in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Tayster” for the heads up.]
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