Audio Sources - Full Text Articles

Twitter auctioned off a $16,000 piece of kitchen equipment known as the ‘Lamborghini of meat slicers’ from its San Francisco office

Twitter logo on buildingTwitter headquarters in San Francisco, California.

Tayfun Coskun/Getty Images

  • Twitter auctioned off a number of office items from its San Francisco office this week.
  • The auction included luxury kitchen equipment that was being sold at cut-rate prices.
  • The auction house which organized the event denied that it was related to Twitter’s financial status.

Twitter auctioned off several pieces of luxury kitchen equipment on Tuesday, as the embattled company sought to slim down inventory at its headquarters.

The company’s auction took place between Tuesday and Wednesday, spearheaded by auction house Heritage Global Partners. During the auction, Twitter’s blue bird logo was sold for $100,000, and a high-end machine known as the “Lamborghini of meat slicers,” was also sold.

Since Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter for $44 billion last October, he has laid off thousands of employees and stopped providing perks often associated with the tech company, such as free lunches.

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the Berkel 330M-STD Manual Fly Wheel Slicer, a top-of-the-line meat slicer used in top restaurants, was one of the items listed during the auction. 

The meat slicer, which sells for $16,000 at retail price, was originally listed at $7,500 at the start of the auction, and much of the luxury kitchen equipment was highly discounted, per The Chronicle.

Others included a $20,000 Rotisol France 1400.8PG Rotisserie used for restaurant or grocery store quantities of rotisserie chicken. On Wednesday, it was listed for around half of its price, according to the Chronicle.

A spokesperson for Heritage denied to Fortune that the auction took place because of Twitter’s “financial position.”

“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,” the rep told Fortune.

Twitter did not immediately return Insider’s request for comment. Previously, Heritage declined to comment to Insider or share details about the buyers or bids.

Read the original article on Business Insider
WP Radio
WP Radio