- Twitter will get rid of hundreds of leftover office supplies at a January auction.
- Items up for auction include kitchen appliances, Twitter sculptures, and office chairs.
- The lowest starting bids are $25, while the highest is $50.
Twitter fans will soon have a chance to pick up memorabilia and supplies from the social media company’s San Francisco office.
The company is putting out perhaps some of its more and less interesting items at auction next year.
Bidding begins on January 17, 2023 at 7 a.m. Pacific Time and ends on January 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 has cut everything from infrastructure budgets, employee benefits like home Wi-Fi and travel allowances, and vacation pay for contractors.
However, in an interview with Fortune, Nick Dove, a representative for HGP, said the auction was not related to the company’s finances and that anyone who thought that was a “jerk.”
“They’ve sold for $44 billion, and we’re selling a couple of chairs, desks and computers,” Dove told Fortune. “So if someone really thinks that the proceeds from the sale of a couple of computers and chairs will pay the mountain there, then they’re a jerk.”
Some unique souvenirs featured include bikes 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 plants.
Auction items also include tons of industrial kitchen equipment, including refrigerators and pizza ovens, dozens of screens, iMac monitors, and gray swivel office chairs.
Offer 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 removal of the company’s free lunch program, and a push toward an “extreme” work culture.
Musk has also begun renovating some of the rooms at Twitter headquarters into dormitories and recently told employees they should start working exclusively out of Twitter’s San Francisco office.
A representative for Twitter did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.