(Slightly Used) Glass step from Apple’s 5th Avenue store staircase up for grabs on eBay! - Macenstein

(Slightly Used) Glass step from Apple’s 5th Avenue store staircase up for grabs on eBay!

“And you’re buying… a stairway… to heaven…” Or at least the next best thing! A stair from Apple’s 5th Avenue store!

Faithful Macenstein reader Mark sent us this link to an eBay listing for one slightly used (ie CRACKED) glass riser from the infamous glass staircase at Apple’s 5th Avenue store staircase.

As you can see, the crack is hardly noticeable!

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: http://images.apple.com/retail/fifthavenue/images/fifthavenue_gallery_image4.jpg

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! 🙂

(Wow, you sure they dropped just a Snapple bottle on it, and not the Snapple LADY?! Ba dum bum!)

All kidding aside, this is so awesome! Just think, for only $2500, I could have a 250 lb piece of cracked glass I don’t know what to do with. It would go great with the burnt, water-logged carpet I had installed from that office fire at Apple headquarters awhile back. I’m quite the “Damaged Apple memorabilia” buff.

3 Responses to “(Slightly Used) Glass step from Apple’s 5th Avenue store staircase up for grabs on eBay!”
  1. Jonro says:

    Apple should have used transparent aluminum for its stairs.

  2. Rob says:

    Don’t see it listed anymore…wonder if anyone bought it. Maybe if they got Steve to sign it some Machead would buy it.

  3. Hadee says:


    Ha, it’s there, and it got 0 bids!

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