The following is an excerpt from HIMANSHU GOENKA | January 28, 2018 | ibtimes.com |
When Elon Musk announced on Dec. 10 that his tunneling venture, The Boring Company, would start selling flamethrowers after it ran out of hats, it was largely considered a joke from the man who has a sharp sense of humor. But he is also known for following through on a lot of things he says, and it turns out the flamethrower was no exception.
On Saturday evening, Musk posted a picture of his “little friend” on his Instagram account.
The Boring Company flamethrower is available for pre-order on the company’s website if you are willing to spend $500 on it. Shipping and taxes will be extra. Clearly, the price tag was no deterrent for the 1,000 people who ordered it within 3 hours of Musk’s announcement.
What that also means is, once the company sells all 20,000 of the flamethrowers for $500 a pop, it would have raised $10 million from them. That is definitely a big step up from the $1 million it raised selling the Boring hat.
The Boring flamethrower comes with not one but two taglines. “Guaranteed to liven up any party!” was used by Musk in another tweet promoting the company’s latest offering. The other, “World’s safest flamethrower,” is something he had said even when he first announced it in December. And he addressed the safety aspect again on Saturday, talking about the rules set by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
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