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From vegetable drying racks to stationary bikes with handlebar-mounted laptop tables, the company’s items will be available for purchase in January. There are also giant installations representing the company’s symbol.
It looks like a preventive seizure disguised as an auction. Elon Musk launched Twitter Out of Everything. Blue bird sculptures, vegetable drying racks, pizza ovens, and who doesn’t want an @ sign sculpture in the living room that doubles as a planter when needed. All this and more will be up for grabs at an auction scheduled for January 17, 2023. The items are listed on BidSpotter online with the following description: “Twitter Surplus Corporate Office Resources Online Auction,” with bids starting at $25.
Now it is not known whether the auction is an economic maneuver to take everything that can be removed, or a mirror for the “little birds”, an attempt to deflect the bad impression of Elon. Musk (from firing to lack of Twitter moderation) . Like everyone else, there are those who try to sell it at auction. Despite the company’s problems.
How the Twitter Item Auction Works
The BidSpotter site explains that the auction will begin on January 17, 2023 at 7:00 a.m. (San Francisco time) and end on January 18, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. Payments for online ads can only be made by bank transfer. One hundred properties will be auctioned by Heritage Global Partners and will represent Silicon Valley office life, with on-site massages, dry cleaners, gyms next to offices and restaurants with a view.
On the other hand, we know that the battle for top talent among tech companies is also happening in the area of employee services. Therefore, it is not surprising that stationary sports bikes with laptop tables on the handlebars are being auctioned by Elon Musk.
Why is he selling everything?
The auction comes at a suspicious time. Since buying the platform for $44 billion, Twitter CEO Elon Musk has slashed every possible expense, from infrastructure budgets to employee services like home Wi-Fi or severance pay. It also laid off more than 3,000 workers in November and warned survivors that austerity would begin by then. Now, the January auction looks like a lifeboat, but Nick Dove, representative of Heritage Global Partners, who managed the auction, denied all this in an interview with Fortune: “This auction has nothing to do with their financial situation.
“They sold for $44 billion and we’re putting a few chairs, tables and computers online. So if anyone thinks that the revenue from selling a few computers and chairs is going to pay for that mountain out there, that’s bullshit,” he said. He also cited the company’s other auctions for clients such as Pfizer, Honeywell, Harley-Davidson. and Adidas, but maybe Nick Dove forgot that a shoe sold at an Adidas auction for a million dollars.
What will be possible to buy
Just scroll down the BidSpotter page to find bikes with built-in phone chargers, a Twitter Bird statue, and a six-foot tall “@” statue. There are also La Marzocco Strada 3EE semi-automatic espresso machines, a Google digital whiteboard, monitors and computers, swivel office chairs and sewing machines. In reality, ten hyper-equipped kitchens can be built from scratch with a Twitter auction. There are beer dispensers, ice makers, at least four different models of refrigerators, vegetable dryers and ovens of all sizes, even one for making pizza.
The most expensive blue check for iPhone
The platform also reintroduced the blue Twitter or paid icon, which is more expensive for Apple users. Indeed, they will have to pay $11 per month, which is three times the standard rate. Twitter did not explain the difference in treatment, but Musk pointed the finger at Apple in a series of tweets in November over threats to block Twitter from the App Store. Anyway, it was a fight that lasted for several days. After meeting with Apple CEO Tim Cook, he tweeted that the misunderstanding had been resolved. Musk also explained that the paid service will serve to reduce the dependence on advertising. In fact, it’s the ad revenue that is running away from Twitter. There was indeed a huge drop in revenue as advertisers left the platform due to concerns about content moderation.