For Sale: One (1) Superdesk, Multiple Owners

A cheeky seller puts The Barbarian Group's Superdesk on Craigslist

Not to pile on to The Barbarian Group’s ample woes, but some entrepreneurial prankster is looking to offload the signature Superdesk on Craigslist.                                               

"Margin-blowing sell off!" the ad begins. "The one. The only. The Superdesk."

"Known to keep tribes happy, this one of a kind continuous desk features slight wear and tear (and tears). Can be sold in parts or as is."

The rippling behemoth was installed in 2014 and quickly became a symbol of the agency’s vision or hubris, depending on whom you asked. Accounts differ on whether employees like it, though it’s likely that most of Barbarian’s remaining workers are focused on other things, like who will be running the place next month, or whether they’ll still have jobs.

The posting is, of course, anonymous, but the specificity of the snark makes it clear the creator has experienced the glory of the Superdesk firsthand.

"Condition: salvage."

"Interns and former CEO's can be provided to assist with move."

Savage. No word on how much the poster wants for the desk, or whether they’ll deliver. (Obviously a Craigslist amateur.) There wasn’t an immediate response to our (completely serious!) inquiry asking for a price, but it’s surely a steal.

Campaign US has new offices just a few blocks from Barbarian, and we’re looking for new furniture. Worst case scenario, Manhattan Mini Storage has great rates.


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