- Twitter will get rid of hundreds of surplus office supplies at an auction in January.
- Items up for auction include kitchen appliances, Twitter sculptures and office chairs.
- The lowest starting bids are $25 while the highest are $50.
Twitter fans may soon have the opportunity to own memorabilia and supplies from the social media company’s San Francisco office.
The company may be cleaning up some of its most – and least – interesting items at an auction next year.
Auctions begin Jan. 17, 2023, at 7 a.m. PT and end Jan. 18 at 10 a.m., according to the BidSpotter website, which lists items to be auctioned by Heritage Global Partners.
The auction comes at a time when Twitter CEO Elon Musk is cutting spending after buying the social media platform for $44 billion. Musk cut everything from infrastructure budgets, employee benefits like in-home Wi-Fi and travel allowances, and paid time off for contractors.
However, in an interview with Fortune, Nick Dove, a representative for HGP, said the auction had nothing to do with the company’s finances and anyone who thought so was a “moron”.
“They sold for 44 billion, and we’re selling a few chairs, desks, and computers,” Dove told Fortune. “So if anyone honestly thinks that the revenue from selling a few computers and chairs will pay for the mountain there, then he’s a moron.”
Some unique souvenirs featured include bicycles that can charge your phone, a 3-foot Twitter bird statue, and a 6-foot “@” sign with artificial plants that can be replaced with real ones.
Auction items also include tons of industrial kitchen equipment, including refrigerators and pizza ovens, dozens of display screens, iMac monitors and gray swivel office chairs.
Bidding starts between $25 and $50 on all items.
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Since Musk bought Twitter, the company and its headquarters have undergone some serious changes, including the layoff of thousands of employees, the elimination of the company’s free lunch program, and a push toward a work culture.” hardcore”.
Musk has also started renovating some of Twitter’s headquarters rooms into bedrooms and recently told employees they should start working exclusively at Twitter’s San Francisco office.
A representative for Twitter did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.