Broken Apple Store Glass on eBay Auction


The intact staircase of the 5th Ave store. Courtesy Apple.
The intact staircase of the 5th Ave store. Courtesy Apple.

This one puts the “cult” back in “cult of mac:”  someone is auctioning off a broken piece of glass from Apple’s Fifth Avenue store on eBay.  It’s a step from the retail locale’s elegant glass staircase, to be precise.

The person hawking it with a starting bid of $700 says:
“They replaced it with a new one after a customer dropped a Snapple bottle on it and cracked it. I picked it up before it could be thrown out over a year ago, figuring it’s a collectible.

The 250 lb slab.

When these are new, they cost 10K to buy from the German glass-makers. So, since it’s cracked I figure it’s worth at least $2500, considering the steps are all custom ordered.

You could use it as a coffee table on top of some cinder blocks, or just keep it for the sake of keeping it.”

When asked by a potential buyer whether the seller is an Apple employee, the answer is pretty coy:

“Random question, but how exactly did the Apple employees not see you take it??
A: We are the secret keepers. We are the dreamers of dreams.”

Hmmm. The dreamcatcher is parting with it due to a move. If you really wanted the broken glass slab,  you’d also have to schlep to Brooklyn to pick it up — this shattered memento weighs about 250 lbs. As of this writing, there are no bids, but you have until March 3, or, as some speculate, much less before Apple claims ownership and yanks the sale.

Any takers?

Via IfoApple


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