Elon Musk says he already sold 7000 flamethrowers

Elon Musk appears to be selling $600 Boring Company flamethrowers now...

Musk first floated the idea for The Boring Company on Twitter in December past year, telling his followers he had sold out of branded hats and meant to sell flamethrowers next.

CNNMoney, which notes the Boring Company has been selling merch to raise money for its tunnel-digging projects, says Boring intends to end sales of the flamethrowers after 20,000 have been sold.

Over the weekend, the pre-order page went live, with Musk teasing a flamethrower "guaranteed to liven up any party!".

"You'd need millions of zombies for a so-called "apocalypse" anyway", he added, "Where would I even get a factory big enough to make so many!?" He responded saying, "The rumor that I'm secretly creating a zombie apocalypse to generate demand for flamethrowers is completely false".

The reasoning behind Musk selling small-scale armaments online stems from a joke tweet he made after the company's hats sold out, saying simply "Hats sold out, flamethrowers soon!".

"Don't do this", Musk wrote in an Instagram post where he is seen charging at a person videotaping him as he tries out the flamethrower. We don't know if Elon Musk's flamethrower is real - it definitely looks real in Musk's recent video, but we don't know whether it's legal to buy such a thing. Musk announced early Monday on Twitter that 7,000 of the 20,000 available flamethrowers have already been ordered, bringing us to $3.5 million using a little multiplication. There is no real explanation as to why he is selling flamethrowers beyond the fact that he can and clearly thinks its amusing. Musk says the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms allows throwers with flames shorter than 10 feet, so this one is ideal.

The Flamethrower will be shipped outside of the United States but you'll need to pay any important taxes on that, the website warns. The company's website warns that global customers will likely face additional charges at customs.

They cost $500 each, a tough price to match in the flamethrower market.

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