I spoke to Roger, the guy who was handling this auction, about a month ago when he sought out my advice on how to sell the costume. While a great item, waiting for this long means now the Julien's auction has devalued this item a bit since the Julien's lot has the shoes as well. None the less, it is desireable.
The opening bid of $ 5,000 is rather high. The costume might go for that price, but probably not more. At that price you can get a Star Trek captain's costume. The reserve is $ 8,500 and that is way high. The BIN price of $ 18,000 is just unrealistic.
If you are hot for a Star Trek uniform, then take a shot.
Per the eBay description:
This one of a kind star trek (2009) movie uniform was worn by inspirational professor Randy Pausch, the author of the "Last Lecture."100% of the proceeds from this auction will go to the Seena Magowitz Foundation -The Face and Voice for Pancreatic Cancer
Randy Pausch, a Carnegie-Mellon Computer Science professor (and "Star Trek" fan) who gained widespread fame as the author of a "Last Lecture" in which he discussed living the life of his dreams in the face of terminal pancreatic cancer, was invited by J.J. Abrams to appear as an extra in this film. Pausch wrote in his blog about the experience, "I got a custom-made Star Trek uniform and my own station on the bridge, where I had lots of buttons and controls. I even got a LINE!!!!"
Pausch died of Pancreatic Cancer on July 25, 2008.
This one of kind unform was donated by Randy Pausch's wife, Jai. Winning bidder will receive a letter of authenticity from Jai Pausch.