In a Doctor Seuss-style poem, the company made buyers of Not a Flamethrower promise not to 'point it at their spouse.' It also has customers agreeing to "not use this in a house", although Musk himself tweeted that it's obviously the "best way to light your fireplace".
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. While it was interesting news from Elon Music and the Boring Company, we couldn't help but imagine having a flamethrower in our lives.
But now the $500 device is selling for anywhere between $3,000 and $5,000 on eBay, as was first reported by CNN. (Late Monday morning, the cheapest one was priced at $2,250.) A listing for just the instruction manual was asking for $250.
The 20,000 TBC Flamethrowers sold out quickly for $500 each.
The launch - called a "pick-up party" by Musk - was hugely successful and saw all units of the flamethrower sold in a matter of hours.
But selling a flamethrower was a bit more challenging than selling hats.
Crowds of ecstatic customers are busy picking up flamethrowers in Los Angeles as Elon Musk distributes the first thousand flamethrowers today that were ordered through The Boring Company. "To solve this, we are renaming it 'Not a Flamethrower, '" he tweeted.
Musk announced a year ago that The Boring Company had received a permit to build an underground hyperloop tunnel between New York City, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.
In May, the company announced it would be partnering with Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Agency (MTA) to build a three-mile test tunnel along Sepulveda on Los Angeles' Westside, which is a heavily congested part of the city.
Musk said in May that using the future tunneling system, dubbed the Loop, would cost as little as $1.