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09-09-2013, 08:03 PM #1
One-of-a-kind Solid Gold EarPods to Go Up for Auction in November
Soon to go up for auction on November 23rd are a pair of ultra rare solid gold Apple EarPods designed by Apple’s own Jonathan Ive. The point of the auction is to help raise money to fight AIDS in Africa; many other items including these EarPods will be auctioned off.
The golden EarPods are crafted from 18k solid rose gold and will function like actual EarPods, with the addition of some extra bling that normal EarPods users don’t get to experience.
There's no telling what the price of these golden EarPods will start at, and even more interesting is where the price will end. We expect that a number of wealthy Apple fans out there will be bidding on these and that the winner will keep them all boxed up their original packaging to allow time to increase their value.
On the other hand, wouldn’t these just go so nicely with the rumored gold-colored iPhone 5S?
09-09-2013, 09:01 PM #2
Why in the world would someone want Gold earbuds?!?! They'll be uncomfortable, cold, and everyone will think they're fake, anyways! LOL!
What a waste... Apple could easily just donate the money instead of making stupid stuff like this.
My two cents
09-09-2013, 09:15 PM #3
It's not about the gold earpods. It's about raising money for Africa. Bono is in on the cause.
09-09-2013, 09:39 PM #4
I realize it's about the cause so why don't they just donate the money they spent on making this garbage.
It's never made sense to me why celebrities/organizations spend tons of money hosting fundraisers that sell ridiculously priced items. It cost a bunch of money to make these 'rare' items and to organize the fundraisers, only to get other rich people to haphazardly spend a bunch of money. All these funds could've been donated to the original cause without making such a public spectacle of it. To me...it's almost worse to do these type of things cuz it just shows the poverty stricken people that they're poor and the rich people are rich. "Here, have some of our scraps."
Does that make sense?
09-09-2013, 09:42 PM #5
09-09-2013, 09:46 PM #6
nothing is ever stupid if it goes towards a good cause PERIOD!
09-09-2013, 09:46 PM #7
So let me get this straight...
All of you think that spending tens of thousands of dollars hosting a party that's geared towards rich people, who they already know will donate to this cause, is an ideal way of spending money?
Or...could they have skipped the party, skipped making these earbuds, and skipped all the publicity around it AND simply called their 'invitees' and asked for a donation?
Which makes more sense?!?!
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09-09-2013, 10:06 PM #8
Don't matter, the funds will be mismanaged anyway, can't trust anybody nowadays. Especially when it comes to money.
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09-09-2013, 10:22 PM #13
So of course, if it will be a win/win for the company, they'll be a part of it. Why do we expect more from our companies when their sole purpose for existing is "making" money? Those that are going to be affected by the proceeds of this event probably aren't complaining about why the money is being raised, they're just happy it's being done.
09-09-2013, 10:23 PM #14
Okay, sorry all, I'm stepping down from my soapbox. LOL!
Ok, now I'm done!
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09-09-2013, 10:38 PM #15
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09-09-2013, 10:49 PM #16
My family and children donate their time, weekly, to a facility that provides supplies to the needy. They get to engage w/ them and show that people care without expecting anything in return. We will make food for them and show love to them knowing it doesn't benefit us one bit. And we don't boast about it cuz we don't care about people's approval! Granted, it's not money but we are investing in the person.
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09-09-2013, 11:19 PM #17
09-10-2013, 12:00 AM #18
But are they covered by AppleCare?
09-10-2013, 12:37 AM #19
Hate to break it to you guys but charities ,like all other businesses, are about the money.
The whole party will be a huge tax write off since it's for charity. They look at it is win win. They get a fancy party, excellent press for their philanthropy, and less tax liability.
Often times many CEO's wives will head these foundations. Therefore, even though these are 'not for profit' foundations, the employees still draw a salary and get to keep even more of their money in the family.
The money would be more effective if simply donated, but not as advantageous to the donators.
09-10-2013, 01:31 AM #20
Mmmmm.... I love it when people argue over charity. Really shows the true compassion of the human race.Originally Posted by ??????