An eBay listing is offering the chance to have lunch with Julian Assange. Actually, the eBay user known as “slavojulian” has four current listings on eBay UK. The auctions say that there will be a total of eight eBay winners to enjoy a three-hour lunch with Julian Assange and Slovenian philosopher, Slavoj Zizek. These appear to be the last four of the eight remaining slots open. The lunch will take place between 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday the 2nd of July. Immediately after lunch, there will be a Frontline Club event at The Troxy in East London from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The winning bid will cover the cost of lunch, taxi service, and front row seats at The Troxy. At this time, the eBay listings for lunch with Julian Assange have three days left, and are scheduled to end on June 20, 2011. It’s hard to say what the winning bids will be. Currently, they are ranging in price between Â£1,900.00 to Â£4,500.00. A Yahoo article says that Assange had to make this a lunch date, as he is under a court-appointed curfew. According to the auctions, all of the proceeds will be going to support Wikileaks.
It’s surprising that eBay is allowing this auction, after Paypal and Amazon cut him off earlier, especially since eBay owns Paypal. It may be that eBay is not under as much pressure, since Wikileaks is not as hot of an issue anymore. You can check out the auctions for lunch with Julian Assange on eBay.
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