Twitter offers office supplies and statues of birds for auction:
Hundreds of artifacts from Twitter’s San Francisco headquarters are available for online bidding. Twitter offers office supplies and statues of birds for auction.
With just under 24 hours left in the auction, a statue of the platform’s recognizable bird emblem is list for bid at $11,000 (£8,900).
An @-shaped planter measuring 190 cm (6 feet) tall is currently selling for $4,300. The transaction occurs as Twitter’s new owner, Elon Musk, trims down the company after buying it for $44 billion last year.
The company employs 7,500 people, and since taking over in late October, Mr. Musk has let around half of them go. Additionally, he has eliminated a lot of Twitter’s benefits, such free dinners.
A sparkling drink fountain with an ice dispenser and several high-end La Marzocco espresso machines are among of the kitchen gadgets for sale. A pair of Herman Miller coffee tables that typically cost roughly $2,000 new are being sold by the tech giant.
Additionally, printing supplies and even sets of small drawers are up for auction on Twitter, with a starting bid of $60.
Designer couches and soundproof meeting cubicles are also located under the gavel. In November, Mr. Musk tweeted that the company had experienced a “huge drop in revenue” as a result of the loss of many advertisers.
He also expressed concern that the company would fail. In offices all across the world, including their headquarters in San Francisco, where their landlord is suing for non-payment, Twitter is alleged to have missed rent payments.
However, Nick Dove of Heritage Global Partners, the organization in charge of organizing the auction, told Fortune magazine that the sale had nothing to do with recovering expenses associated with the $44 billion purchase.
He declared that anyone who honestly believes that the profits from the sale of a few computers and chairs will cover the cost of the mountain there is a stupid.