What do you get the tech fan who has everything? Perhaps a statue of Twitter’s bright-blue logo, for a mere $100,000.
The office clearance sale comes as owner Elon Musk cuts costs at Twitter following his $44bn purchase of the company last year, but a representative for the auctioneers, Heritage Global Partners, told Fortune that the auction "has nothing to do with their financial position."
“If anyone genuinely thinks that the revenue from selling a couple computers and chairs will pay for the mountain there, then they’re a moron.”
The sale marks the latest episode in the continuing saga of Elon Musk’s takeover of the company, which has generated seemingly endless chaos - from sudden policy changes to the elimination of thousands of jobs.
Be that as it may, the Twitter logo statue was the priciest item at the auction of the company’s office supplies, according to the BBC. And, if you didn't make it to the auction in San Francisco, here's a few more 'bargains' you missed out on:
A 10ft tall neon Twitter sign, perhaps a nice companion piece to the statue, sold for a mere $40,000.
A 6ft tall planter in the shape of the @ symbol – which is, of course, an icon of the platform – closed at $15,500.
A conference table made from reclaimed wood closed at nearly $10,500.
A fancy espresso machine from La Marzocco went for about $13,500 – less than half its retail value – while an Eames chair apparently saw added value thanks to its Twitter associations. Normally, it would go for $1,195, but Twitter’s chair went for at least $1,400.
Other items on sale included kegerators (AKA beer fridges), a rotisserie oven and a “high-performance task chair” – in short, everything you need for a productive day in Silicon Valley.
If you wait a little longer, maybe you'll be able to sap up a bargain next time.