Elon Musk

Elon Musk to Auction Twitter Signs and Other Items

Elon Musk, the billionaire owner of Tesla, is auctioning off Twitter building signs and other items from the company just weeks after the business changed its name to X.

There are 584 lots to choose from, including coffee tables, big bird cages, and oil paintings of pictures that went popular.

Also on the list are dozens of desks and chairs, a DJ booth, and enough musical instruments to fill a band.

Since Mr. Musk bought the social media site last year, he has cut thousands of jobs to save money.

The auction is called “Twitter Rebranding: An Online Auction Featuring Memorabilia, Art, Office Assets, and More!”

The company’s offices on 10th Street in San Francisco still have one of the signs for sale.

“The bird is still stuck to the building. The buyer is responsible for hiring an SF-licensed company with the right permits,” the listing says.

Last month, San Francisco police temporarily stopped someone from taking down a different Twitter sign.

There will also be two oil paintings of photos that went viral on Twitter.

The first is a selfie Ellen Degeneres took at the 2014 Academy Awards. It has a lot of famous people in it.

The other is the picture that US President Barack Obama posted when he was re-elected in November 2012. At the time, it was the most-liked tweet on the site.

Guitars, drum sets, and amps, as well as a DJ booth with a controller, mixers, and speakers, are also for sale at the auction.

Auction house Heritage Global Partners says that the least you can give for each lot is $25 (£19.70).

Bidding starts on September 12 and is supposed to end on September 14.

After paying $44 billion for Twitter, Mr. Musk cut costs there and then set up the sale.

Since he bought Twitter, he has cut a lot of jobs, including those of people who watched for abuse on the site. The way the company checks accounts has also changed.

This year, Twitter auctioned off hundreds of things from its headquarters in San Francisco.

The highest bid of $100,000 went to a statue of its popular bird logo.

Last month, the company got rid of its blue bird sign and put a black and white X in its place.

On Thursday, the BBC asked X for a statement, but X didn’t answer right away.