Twitter Auctions Off Several Items Including Appliances at its San Francisco Offices

Numerous pieces of artwork with the Twitter bird emblem, designer office furniture, and an extensive collection of pricey kitchen appliances are among the hundreds of items from Twitter’s San Francisco offices that are being sold through an online auction.

The sale comes in the wake of Twitter CEO Elon Musk’s efforts to reduce business expenditures in the face of multiple financial challenges and after letting go of over two-thirds of the company’s 7,500 employees in 2022. The New York Times also claimed in December that Twitter had ceased paying the rent on its leased offices.

The software behemoth is now selling off excess assets via the auction, liquidation, and consultancy business Heritage Global Partners. A total of 631 products were first offered in early December 2022. The auction began on January 17 at 7 AM PT, and the bidding will end at 10 AM PT today. A “Neon Twitter Bird Light” with a current top offer of $22,500, a three-foot-tall bird statue with a current price of $21,000, and an $8000 flowery “@” sculpture are among prominent things up for grabs.

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Standing desks, conferencing tools like Google Jamboards, and designer furniture from brands like Andreu World and Knoll are among the office supplies that may be purchased. Even a pair of bicycle-powered charging stations with a price tag of $2,500 is available. On the Heritage Global Partners online auction, you may see the complete listings for everything. 

Nick Dove, a spokesman of Heritage Global Partners, told Fortune that the transaction had nothing to do with Twitter’s current financial problems when the auction was initially announced last month. 

They’ve sold for $44 billion, and we’re selling a couple of chairs and desks and computers.

So if anyone genuinely thinks that the revenue from selling a couple of computers and chairs will pay for the mountain there, then they’re a moron.”

Although its controversial CEO, Elon Musk, has not publicly commented on the sale, Twitter has been reducing expenses and workers as it struggles with its profitability. Since Musk bought the platform, he has fired some advertisers, slashed in half the company’s team, and increased hate speech and disinformation on the network. It seems that Twitter is presently in decline, and sooner or later, things will only become worse.


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