The bidding has started for a particularly unusual piece of tech memorabilia: an Apple business card from former specialist Sam Sung. The man who shares the name with Apple's main competitor worked at the tech giant as a specialist in a Vancouver store.
Though he has since left Apple, Sam Sung discovered he had one single business card left when it fell out of a book. Over a year ago, his business card went viral, but he could not comment too much on the media craze because of Apple's employee policies. Now that he is no longer with the company, Sung is free to do as he wishes with his last remaining card. He's decided to auction it off for a great cause.
Sung is including his old uniform and official Apple store lanyard with the business card. Everything has been framed, and as an added bonus, Sam Sung autographed the glass. Bidding starts at just 99 cents.
The proceeds will go to the Children's Wish foundation, a not-for-profit organization that grants wishes to children suffering from illness. Sung will post a picture of the foundation's director, Jennifer Peterson, holding the check when the auction ends.
Though Sung is parting with his last remaining business card, he has no hard feelings for the tech company. He explained, "I had a great time working for Apple and would recommend it to anyone. I hope my old business card will go to another fellow Apple enthusiast with a sense of humour and the desire to help raise some money for a good cause."
Here's Sam Sung explaining the auction:
Start bidding, tech lovers.
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