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Tim Cook coffee date fetches $610,000 in charity auction

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The Charitybuzz auction offering a chance to meet and have coffee with Apple CEO Tim Cook has ended with a final bid of $610,000. In all, 86 bids were placed for the opportunity to sit down with Cook (and a friend of the winner's choosing) for between 30 and 60 minutes at Apple's Cupertino headquarters. With such large chunks of cash at stake, Charitybuzz required independent bank qualifications once bids crossed the $500,000 mark. Proceeds from the record-tying auction (a Lamborghini Roadster went for the same total earlier this year) will go to The RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights. The coffee rendezvous was valued at $50,000 according to auction terms — travel costs not included — but that figure was eclipsed soon after bids kicked off.