Only, as the 49-year-old actor explained on Chelsea Lately Tuesday, Jan. 21, his fellow bidders placed a price on Paul McCartney tickets that was admittedly a bit too high for his budget!
"I had like $30,000 saved up to give to this charity," he told Chelsea Handler. "So I go to this chick, 'Babe, babe, there's gonna be a live auction. [I'm] baller material and gonna like go nuts, so just strap in. I might go up to 30K but keep it down."
The Grown Ups 2 star joked that his date "was like 'yawn,'" but he continued his efforts. "They go, 'Paul McCartney tickets' and I said, 'Here we go.'" Only, to David's surprise, the tickets started at $50,000—$20,000 more than he'd intended to shell out in the end of the bidding.
The numbers kept increasing, and David kept (hesitantly) matching the highest bidder. "She knew I wasn't the real deal," he said of his date. "I was trying to think like where Haiti is—I don't even know what's going on."
With a little encouragement from Sean himself "and some peer pressure," David bid all the way up to $100,000. "The grossest part was, I go to my date, 'Don't move a f--king muscle,'" he said.
Only the auctioneer bumped the cost from $100K, to $110, and even up to $125K—despite David being the only bidder left! "I'm like what just happened," he said. "No one said anything. I know auction rules. Then I see like [Leonardo] DiCaprio craning to see who's the cheapskate!"
Ultimately, though, David shelled out the $125,000. "It's so hilarious, though," he said, "because Paul McCartney didn't even go on tour this year! So I didn't even get anything!"
But, as he pointed out, "it all went to Haiti," which is really what the whole night was about!