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

Mike Mish Shedlock

Musk just delivered the first 1,000 of his "Not a Flamethrower" devices. It's a $500 toy with no practical use.

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.

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

Comments (15)
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Jojo
Jojo

Musk will "rue the day" he dreamt up this incredibly stupid idea and then brought it to life. Someone, somewhere is going to use one of these flame throwers to start a major fire or hurt themselves or someone else playing around with it

caradoc-again
caradoc-again

Does he really understand the concept of "safety first" given this new product and some Tesla experiences? Have to wonder what goes on in his head.

Onni4me
Onni4me

"for Musk’s tunnel-boring startup" A what?! Seems the Tesla Company is boring a hole rather than a tunnel. No light in sight for a long time. Ridiculous if you ask me but seems that there is a fool born every minute...

nodhannum
nodhannum

It seems like Elon likes to set things on fire. He makes non-flamethrower flamethrowers, burns billions of dollars a year with a company that sells incendiary cars that come with a built in crematory. It looks like he is an arsonist who knows how to make money.

KidHorn
KidHorn

Based on Musk's track record, I would guess his $500 non flamethrower cost $1,000 to manufacture.

Roger_Ramjet
Roger_Ramjet

I hear his next project is Bag O' Glass, inspired by the iconic SNL skit.

Roger_Ramjet
Roger_Ramjet

OK

Tanner D
Tanner D

Same device is available for $50 on amazon. Weed Killer Flame Thrower. Repackaged to look like a gun and replumbed to have a trigger.

abend237-04
abend237-04

Future Tesla press release: It's another break-through!!! The only device capable of burning cash faster than our operating plan.

Snow_Dog
Snow_Dog

After one of Musk’s customers self-immolates with the damn thing, the defense will be that it’s as safe as the $50 weed killer device and that the customer must be at fault.

stillCJ
stillCJ

Editor

Kiddies and sociopaths are going to have a lot of fun with those. I am now convinced that Musk is out of his mind.

2banana
2banana

Hair spray and a lighter. Can I now get billions in obama tax subsidies too?

Wagner_4
Wagner_4

Yes, you can get $7500 EV subsidy just like Tesla, GM, Nissan or any other car manufacturer as long as you are producing EVs.

TCW
TCW

Hold my beer...

inconvenienttruth
inconvenienttruth

You want a personal flame thrower? This IS a flamethrower


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