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When is a broken stair worth thousands of dollars?

…When that stair is from the 5th Ave. Apple Store.

Update: The auction has been taken down eight days early.  Buy it now price reached or perhaps Apple gave the guy a call?

We’re definitely not the target market for this type of thing, but if you’d rather spend your thousands of dollars on an iconic (broken) piece of the the most iconic Apple store, rather than, say a new MacBook Pro, head over to eBay.

From the Seller:

Hey guys!

So, this is a weird one. 

I’m moving on March 11th and I can’t keep moving with this stair. 

It’s from Apple Fifth Ave. in NYC. They have a huge spiral staircase you can see here:

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.

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. 

Unfortunately, I can’t deliver it. You’ll need to come pick it up in Brooklyn, NY, and I recommend you bring a car and a friend or two. It weighs about 250 lbs. It’s about 10 layers of very thick glass. 

If you’re a collector of Apple memorabilia, you’ve got to have this. I know for a fact that only three of them exist outside of the retail stores’ circulation, and this is one of them. So, needless to say, it’s rare. I doubt it if you’ll ever see something like this again.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask away.

Thanks Mark :)


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