Want lunch with Tim Cook? Consider selling your house

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Tim Cook's next WWDC keynote is right around the corner!
We like to think that this is how Tim orders dessert.
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You still have time to raise some scratch if you want to put in a bid on Charitybuzz’s annual auctioning-off of lunch with Tim Cook. The bidding is just barely into sextuple digits with a little under 10 days to go.

In addition to an epic meal time with the Apple CEO for a winner and their plus-one, the prize package also includes VIP passes to an Apple keynote. And of course, your donation will go to Cook’s favorite charity.

As of this writing, bidding is sitting at a measly $110,000 after 14 bids. That’s just 10 grand more than Charitybuzz’s estimate of its value, but we have every reason to believe it’s going to go way up between now and the end of the auction on May 5. The first auction, which only got you coffee with Cook, raised $610,000, but apparently the introduction of additional courses has failed to make the deal better. Subsequent meet-ups went for $330,000 in 201) and $200,000 last year.

Still, that’s over a million bucks Cook fans have tossed in to a great cause: Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights (which used to be called the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights).

If six figures sounds like a bit much for lunch with Tim Cook, even if it is for charity, keep in mind that the cost of the meal itself is included in the bid. Travel and lodging aren’t, however. And that’s how they get you. But if you’re looking for a lower donation, you can still get in on coffee with Harrison Ford for $5,250 or lunch with George Takei for $1,100.

They’re practically giving those things away.