Musk Delivers 1,000 "Not a Flamethrower" Units: 20,000 Sold at $500 Each

Submitted by Mish Shedlock

It turns out, Elon Musk's flamethrower idea was not a joke as Musk’s Boring Co. delivers first 1,000 flamethrowers to customers.

Six months after Elon Musk raised the eyebrows of sane people everywhere by announcing his Boring Co. would sell flamethrowers for $500 a pop, the first 1,000 deliveries were made Saturday for customers who showed up at the company’s headquarters in Hawthorne, Calif.

The flamethrowers went like, well, flaming hotcakes when they went on sale in late January, selling out in just four days. In all, 20,000 were sold, raising about $10 million in revenue for Musk’s tunnel-boring startup. The devices, technically called “Not a Flamethrower” to skirt federal shipping regulations, shoot a two-foot flame.

Despite concerns about the wisdom of allowing personal flamethrowers in wildfire-prone California, state legislators last month shelved legislation that would have required them to come with a safety warning.

Green Eggs and Ham

I will not use this in a house

I will not point this at my spouse

If only Musk could deliver a car with autopilot and brakes that worked.

Publicity Stunt

Let's recognize this adventure for what it really is: A publicity stunt. It's also a waste of time and energy given numerous real problems at Tesla.

Oh, and disclaimer or not, it is also the start of numerous legal liabilities for Tesla, at a time when the last thing Musk needs is even more distractions.

Comments

EddieLomax NoDebt Mon, 06/11/2018 - 09:28 Permalink

True, it is just really at heart a propane heater and it is over priced.

Selling it as a flame-thrower is irresponsible and not-pc though, I like that.

And good luck to him, if someone whips out one of these bad boys to light the BBQ it'll make people grin.  You can bet everyone else around that BBQ has spunked way more money on iphones, toy cars and other useless crap.

I do like this guy, in a world of parasites like Soro's and Nadella at least he provides a bit of entertainment, and with Trump at the helm he's not being fed (more) taxes at least so fairly safe.

 

In reply to by NoDebt

onewayticket2 Mon, 06/11/2018 - 08:15 Permalink

$500?

 

You get one of those FREE if you buy a model three.  Sure, it is embedded in the dash and pointed at the driver, but it's included at no extra cost.

Son of Captain Nemo Mon, 06/11/2018 - 08:17 Permalink

Is this f-ing shit for real?... Perfect for the American that loses EVERYTHING!...

Hey Elon... Please bring them to Washington D.C.... I have some politicians I'd like to introduce them to!...

TheRideNeverEnds Mon, 06/11/2018 - 08:19 Permalink

There are two companies that have been selling better flame throwers for years already.  I guess since it’s made by musk though it’s worth more.  

 

How long till the first one explodes like one of his cars?