People are reselling Elon Musk's flamethrowers on eBay for thousands of dollars

Gladys Abbott
June 12, 2018

The first 1,000 of these flamethrowers were handed out to customers at the company's offices in Hawthorne, California this weekend.

Ahead of the original launch of the gun, he said: 'When the zombie apocalypse happens, you'll be glad you bought a flamethrower. The serial business entrepreneur is behind SpaceX, Tesla, PayPal.

While it was interesting news from Elon Music and the Boring Company, we couldn't help but imagine having a flamethrower in our lives. "Works against hordes of the undead or your money back!"

Musk was happily tweeting away from the so-called "pick-up party".

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The announcement of the flamethrower sales followed the company selling roughly 50,000 hats for $20 each, raising $1m in revenue. I will not point this at my spouse. However, he quickly discovered that it was perfectly legal to build flamethrowers as long as they shoot out flames that are under 10 feet.

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"In a ideal world, I don't see any reason why anybody needs something like this out of a legitimate commercial use". An instruction manual was for sale for $250 (R6 535). He has advertised the flamethrowers as "guaranteed to liven up any party", drawing a huge reaction online.

The disclaimer also mandated that consumers check off several boxes under the prompt, "I understand The Boring Company isn't responsible for anything I do, no matter how genius or stupid".

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

Musk kept his millions of followers on social media well updated with the events of the day and even warned customers in a series of Tweets about the obvious dangers of owning a flamethrower. The Boring Co.is based in Southern California, a region ravaged by wildfires.

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

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