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Apple 1 to be Auctioned at Christie's Next Week - $300,000 Starting Bid

Next week is your chance to buy a rare item. The auction house, Christie's, will be auctioning one of the first Apple computers ever made, usually referred to as the Apple 1. The starting bid will be $300,000, and the selling price is expected to be in excess of half a million dollars. Only 200 of these were ever made and about only 40 probably exist. The Apple 1 computer is consigned by a retired school psychologist. I guess he won't have to worry about his retirement finances.

$1 Million for a Lunch with Warren Buffett

The Warren Buffett Power Lunch Auction, which was held through eBay (EBAY), was completed last week. This was the auction to have lunch with Warren Buffett, head of Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-A) (BRK-B), along seven of the successful bidder's friends. The auction was to benefit the GLIDE Foundation in San Francisco, California. In case you missed it, the results are in. The lunch sold for $1,000,100.00, with 106 bids. Bidding started out at $25,000. Unfortunately, this lunch didn't pull in as much as last year, when the auction was hammered at $3,456,789. What is interesting is that there were the same number of bids last year as there were this year. As a matter of fact, the high bid this year didn't even come close to many of the previous years. In 2011, the Warren Buffett lunch went for $2,345,678, in 2010, the Buffett lunch sold for $2.6 million, and even in 2008, the lunch was auctioned off at $2 million. The reason for this drop in price is uncertain. Some pundit…

How You Can Have Lunch with Warren Buffett - One Day Left to Bid

How would you like to have lunch with Warren Buffett, head of Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-A) (BRK-B)? Plus, you can bring seven of your friends along. Plus you get to pick Buffett's brain during the dinner, to get great investment advice. Well now you can. An auction for this great opportunity is being held by eBay (EBAY), with one day left to bid. If you are the successful bidder, then Warren Buffett will host a lunch for you to benefit the GLIDE Foundation in San Francisco and its programs. The bidding began June 2, 2013 at 7:30 pm PDT and closes June 7, 2013 at 7:30 pm PDT. If you are the winning bidder, Warren Buffett will dine with you and up to seven friends at the Smith & Wollensky restaurant in New York City on a mutually agreed upon date. All bidders must pre-qualify. The starting bid is $25,000. All of the proceeds from the winning bid will benefit GLIDE, one of the leading social service institutions working to alleviate human suffering and poverty in the San Franci…