28 March 2018
Elon Musk's Boring Company has now sold all of its flamethrowers which were up for preorders for $500 per unit. He made the announcement via Twitter which meant all 20,000 units on orders were sold in less than a week. This eventually means that the company made a whopping $10 million by simply selling flamethrowers.
While confirming the sold-out status, Musk further tweeted that every user who ordered a Boring Company flamethrower will also get a complimentary fire extinguisher branded with the company's logo.
Flamethrowers sold out— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 1, 2018
All flamethrowers will ship with a complimentary boring fire extinguisher— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 1, 2018
In case if you are wondering is not a flamethrower costing $500 expensive, you are right and even the company itself agrees with that. The official website clearly mentions, "Buy an overpriced Boring Company fire extinguisher! You can definitely buy one for less elsewhere, but this one comes with a cool sticker and the button is conveniently riiiight above." Additionally, the company claims it to be world's safest flamethrower and that it is "guaranteed to liven up any party".
This is not the first time that Boring Company is selling something branded with its logo to generate funds. It previously sold 50,000 self-branded hats to fans which helped it accumulate a significant amount of funds. The company essentially deals in tunnel digging and is aimed to solve the global problem of people getting stuck in traffic jams for hours.