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Elon Musk auctions off 600 Twitter items at HQ, including $16K bird

Elon Musk cleans the home – literally.

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

An auction company has put up on the market over 600 items which were described as “surplus corporate office assets” Global Heritage Partners.

The move comes months after Twitter laid off 1000’s of employees and subsequently downsized its headquarters.

The social media platform that Musk acquired in October in a $44 billion deal has shrunk its footprint by two-thirds at 1355 Market St.

Among the items is a statue of a bird from Twitter, which some were willing to pay as much as $16,000 for, while a neon digital sign depicting the blue Twitter logo cost $23,000, and plaques for $1,500. Other items included $2,100 laser projectors, a $250 conference phone, and $1,550 couches. Portable standing desks cost as much as $3,100.

What’s more: the office’s soundproof phone booth is up for auction at $4,500. Even kitchen appliances resembling fridges, ovens and freezers were on sale. The semi-automatic coffee machine cost $4,700. Bidding is anticipated to shut by the tip of the day on Wednesday.

In response, Twitter users entertained the auction.

Twitter organizes #YardSale,” one user wrote.

Another person made fun of the auction by promoting the robotic chair you walk around with if there aren’t any office chairs left.

The move comes as Musk, 51, is making major staff cuts – even eliminating free meal options.

In December, Musk revealed that Twitter was not financially secure. “We have a fireplace drill readily available.”

“Twitter is not protected yet, it’s just not on its technique to bankruptcy. Still plenty of work to be done.” – Musk later tweeted.

After falling behind on rent payments, Twitter went from six floors to only two.

Twitter laid off about half of its global workforce of seven,500 in early November as Musk launched a drastic cost-cutting plan. This included 800 people based in San Francisco.

The company can be reportedly set to shut its offices in Seattle and New York in a bid to chop costs.

Musk also has revenue-generating ideas, resembling charging for verification and subscription plans.

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