ANCHORAGE - The going price for dinner with ex-Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is almost $40,000.
The current top bid for dinner for up to five with the former Republican vice presidential candidate as of Wednesday afternoon was $39,702.99. Bidding ends Friday.
The dinner is part of a charity auction on eBay for Ride 2 Recovery, which supports wounded veterans through cycling programs.
The mandatory opening bid for dinner with Palin was $25,000. Since it started Sept. 8, five bidders have been jockeying for the top offer by placing 23 bids, which the latest placed last Friday.
There are nine other celebrity items in the auction, including lunch with former Bush aide Karl Rove. Opening bid for that was $7,500, and the top offer as of Wednesday was $13,600.