People Are Already Wreaking Havoc With Elon’s Flamethrowers — Musk Madness

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The Boring Company-branded flamethrowers are listed on the auction site with prices ranging from $3,000 (£2,200) to $20,000 (£14,900).

The "Not A Flamethrower" flamethrower made famous by Elon Musk is officially in the hands of customers. He celebrated the occasion by holding a "pick-up party" at SpaceX in Los Angeles to give away the first 1,000, and it was attended by those eager to get their hands on their very own weapons of destruction.

With 20,000 flamethrowers soon to be in circulation, expect more flame-throwing displays on social media.

'Works against hordes of the undead or your money back!' A tweet from Musk urged people to avoid "unintentionally burning things down". These flamethrowers alone raised $10 million in sales. Musk tweeted the terms and conditions for the owners on the style of Dr. Seuss. I will not point this at my spouse.

"In a ideal world, I don't see any reason why anybody needs something like this out of a legitimate commercial use". "The best use is creme brulee ..."

Some customers are already trying to turn a profit on the device. He has advertised the flamethrowers as "guaranteed to liven up any party", drawing a huge reaction online. An instruction manual for the gun is also on sale for $250.

As of Monday morning, multiple eBay listings show the device for anywhere between $US2,250 and $US5,000.

"Obviously, a flamethrower is a super bad idea". Plus, The Boring Company said it is going to donate $10,000 to California Wildfire Relief Fund. And some see Musk's latest ploy as particularly reckless and insensitive.

Another part of the agreement absolving Musk's company from liabilities from customers' behavior "no matter how genius or stupid" included exemptions for such acts as "setting things on fire", and "smoking near the not-a-flamethrower". The tech billionaire shared pictures of distributing his most popular (and most controversial to date) fundraising technique for the Boring Company today via his Twitter.