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What Would You Buy At Twitter’s Surplus Auction?

  • Alyx 

For better or for worse, anything and everything going on at Twitter following Elon Musk’s acquisition of the platform becomes a major news story. Now, they can’t even get rid of some surplus projectors without getting national attention.

As first reported in Fortune magazine, Twitter is auctioning off a wide selection of excess swag from its San Francisco office. Musk has downsized the employee base quite a bit and shut down a lot of the food service, among other changes, so it’s no surprise there might be some excess furniture, appliances and electronics around the office as he continues his process of both figuratively and literally cleaning house.

Nick Dove, a representative for Heritage Global Partners which is handling the auction, emphasized that these really are just a few excess goods, and not a full-on asset liquidation:

“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 computers and chairs will pay for the mountain there, then they’re a moron,” he said.

Most of the opening bids are from $25-50 – that’s less than the bottles of “Burnt Hair” perfume Musk sold on Twitter to allegedly defray the platform’s purchase price.

You can take a look at the full catalog of items here. The best deal I found in the lot was a La Marzocco Strada 3EE espresso machine starting at $25, regular price usually around $25K, I think. Let us know what catches your eye. Personally, I’d be very happy to pick up a couple of those Eames LCW chairs at a reasonable price, and might be inclined to bid on the 4’x4′ bird statue shown above on a lark (pun intended).