Elon Musk’s ‘Not a Flamethrower’ Devices Show Up on eBay for Thousands

Marco Green
June 12, 2018

According to CNBC, Musk's Boring Company "sold 20,000 units - or $10 million worth - in just five days", despite the fact that the "flamethrowers" have been described as closer to blowtorches, and another party is also reportedly in the works. (Shortly after the sale was announced, the items were dubbed "Not a Flamethrower" in order to circumvent shipping regulations against items called flamethrowers.) On Saturday, the company distributed the first 1,000 of them in LA.

Billionaire space exploration hobbyist and business magnate Elon Musk held the hottest party in Los Angeles over the weekend.

The guns, which are more of a blowtorch than an actual flamethrower, are receiving some criticism for being risky.

Musk'sTwitter thread started with a straight announcement, "First 1000 Boring Company Flamethrowers being picked up today!" Musk tweeted the terms and conditions for the owners on the style of Dr. Seuss. "When the zombie apocalypse happens, you'll be glad you bought a flamethrower".

Musk provided recipients with a 10-page manual that included safety tips to assuage some of these concerns, such as "Do not point the not-a-flamethrower toward face, people, animals, or flammable objects".

Still on a roll, Musk followed up with a suggested application for the flamethrower: lighting BBQs and home fireplaces. If TBC actually does plan to offer an ice blaster and expects it to be usefulwhen the "winter dry season" begins, the news should come soon. The first promotional products were simple Boring Company hats.

One customer tweeted a picture of himself posing joyfully in front of the company's logo, clutching a flamethrower that had just belched a fireball.

The Boring Company has proposed to build a tunnel through West Los Angeles, passing underneath Sepulveda Boulevard through Culver City. The electric sled would allow for cars to be transported at 150 miles per hour through the tunnel, Musk has said.

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