Elon Musk Sells Out 20,000 Flamethrowers in Just a Few Days

12 June, 2018, 02:05 | Author: Regina Silva

But The Boring Company had an even bigger surprise for their customers, and this was to hold a special flamethrower pick up party on June 9 in Los Angeles so that the first thousand flamethrowers could be personally distributed, something that has gone down as a treat with buyers.

While customs agencies have yet to release a further comment on the changes, the Boring Company's not-so-subtly titled Not a Flamethrower should be able to make its way into the hands of the remaining 19,000 with Musk planning to ship the devices on time - relatively.

Musk said on Twitter in early February that the items were sold out after just five days of market availability, but fear not; for those willing to shell out a pretty penny there is still the option of copping one of the popular flamethrowers on e-commerce site eBay.

The devices - priced at $500 - generated $10 million in sales for the company during its pre-sales earlier this year.

The Boring Company is a tunnel construction business founded in 2016 to provide the infrastructure for an underground Hyperloop. Numerous listings are priced in the $2,000 to $3,000 range.

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Those who bothered to put the products up for auction are looking to turn a profit-most of them are listed for more than $3,000, with one listed with a "Buy it Now" price of $20,000, according to CNN. And yes, for legal purposes, Musk had to rename his flamethrower to "Not a Flamethrower".

But selling a flamethrower was a bit more challenging than selling hats.

Musk announced past year that The Boring Company had received a permit to build an underground hyperloop tunnel between New York City, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. The electric sled would allow for cars to be transported at 150 miles per hour through the tunnel, Musk has said.

Musk replied to him: "We don't think our product will be the cause of any wildfires, but The Boring Company is donating $10k".

Musk said in May that using the future tunneling system, dubbed the Loop, would cost as little as $1.

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