Elon Musk auctions off 600 Twitter items at San Francisco HQ

GOSSIP & RUMORS: Elon Musk auctions off 600 Twitter items at San Francisco HQ

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Elon Musk is cleaning house — literally.

The Tesla billionaire is selling off furniture and other items from Twitter’s San Francisco headquarters in an unprecedented auction.

More than 600 items of what have been labeled as “surplus corporate office assets” are up for sale and organized by auction firm Heritage Global Partners.

The move comes months after laying off thousands of employees at Twitter, and then downsizing its headquarters.

The social media platform, which Musk took over in October in a whopping $44 billion deal, has reduced its space by two-thirds at 1355 Market St.

Among the items are a Twitter bird statue, which some were willing to pay a whopping $16,000 for — meanwhile, a neon digital sign depicting the blue Twitter logo went for $23,000 and whiteboards for $1,500. Other items included laser projectors for $2,100, a conference phone for $250 and couches for $1,550. Portable standing desks went for as much as $3,100.

What’s more: A soundproof office phone booth is up for auction with a bid of $4,500. Even kitchen appliances, like a walk-in fridge, ovens and freezers were included in the sale. A semi-auto espresso machine went for $4,700. The bidding is expected to close by end of day Wednesday.

In response, Twitter users were having a field day with the auction.

Twitter is having a #YardSale,” wrote one user.

Another person poked fun at the auction, by promoting a robotic chair you walk around with, should no office chairs remain.

The move comes as Musk, 51, has been making major cuts to staff — even eliminating free meal options.

In December, Musk revealed that Twitter was not secured financially. “We have an emergency fire drill on our hands.”

“Twitter isn’t secure yet, just not in the fast lane to bankruptcy. Still much work to do,” Musk later Tweeted.

After missing rent payments, Twitter has now gone from six floors to occupying only two.

Twitter laid off about half of its 7,500-employee global workforce in early November, as Musk enacted a drastic cost-cutting plan. This included 800 who were based in San Francisco.

The company is also reportedly set to close its Seattle and New York City offices in an effort to cut costs.

Musk has also come up with ideas to generate revenue, such as charging for verification and subscription plans.





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