Friday, 16 November, 2018

Elon Musk’s ‘Not a Flamethrower’ Devices Show Up on eBay for Thousands

Elon Musk’s ‘Not a Flamethrower’ Devices Show Up on eBay for Thousands Elon Musk’s ‘Not a Flamethrower’ Devices Show Up on eBay for Thousands
Russell Knight | 12 June, 2018, 11:15

Consumer flamethrowers and rockets on cars?

In an unsurprising, yet unfortunate turn of events, Musk was blocked from shipping the Boring Company Flamethrower in February when customs agencies point blank refused to deliver a device with such a volatile name.

The SpaceX CEO's tunnel construction firm, The Boring Company, delivered 1,000 of the 20,000 limited-run flamethrowers sold past year.

What started as an online gag has turned into a marketing ploy worth millions - with the first 1,000 customers receiving the flamethrower - that promotes the Boring Co., Musk's endeavor to build underground transportation tunnels.

With so many flamethrowers having been sold by The Boring Company, enthusiastic customers are hoping that Elon Musk will be holding another Not-A-Flamethrower party at a later date. "To solve this, we are renaming it 'Not a Flamethrower, '" he tweeted.

As of April the company said it had raised over $112m in equity, 90% of which came from Musk himself.

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in, right, gestures as he speaks to Kim Yo-jong, the sister to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. You would start at least a dialogue, because, you know, as a deal person, I have done very well with deals".

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Sadly, both also had immaterial showings with next to no details revealed about what they will be like; the ultimate E3 tease. Square Enix has announced two brand new games at E3, plus more news on Shadow Of The Tomb Raider and Just Cause 4 .

Musk was happily tweeting away from the so-called pickup party. "No more need to use a dainty "match" to ignite!"

Twitter user @SPPhotonic mentioned California fire hazards, "Did Nobody tell you that fire Hazards in California are not a joke?"

Alarmed, Santiago decided that he would try to introduce a bill to slow down the sale of The Boring Company's flamethrowers.

And that's all well and good, but still ... our world just became 20,000 flamethrowers richer, and it's only a matter of time. If TBC actually does plan to offer an ice blaster and expects it to be useful when the "winter dry season" begins, the news should come soon. Musk just announced on Twitter that the first 1000 "Not A Flamethrower" flamethrowers have been picked up.

He said: 'We've now seen some of the worst wildfires in California's history, so handing out flame torchers for $500 is a really bad idea and bad public policy'.

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