Of course Elon Musk’s joke-turned-real-product flamethrowers (sorry, “not-a-flamethrowers”) have the most ridiculous terms and conditions.
Thursday morning Musk’s tunnel and construction business, The Boring Company, emailed out lawyer-approved terms for anyone who ordered the eccentric billionaire’s barely legal idea. Since the not-a-flamethrowers are technically torches that don’t actually throw balls of fire they are mostly allowed, but they still produce flames of real, hot heat.
The term sheet was anything but dry. It opened with a rhyming section and continued with self-deprecating jokes and humor about the sold-out $500 devices. You are signing on to all responsibility for “showing off to my friends or romantic interests.”
For those who got in on the flamethrower action, you have until May 24 to agree to the Bring Company’s terms, which include the company’s responsibilities surrounding use, delivery, and refunds in the event “I receive the not-a-flamethrower and I’m not that into it.”
“I will not use this in a house
I will not point this at my spouse
I will not use this in an unsafe way
The best use is crème brulee…” — Boring Company Flamethrower terms and conditions.
— laen (@laen) May 10, 2018
Some customers moved past the tongue-in-cheek language and actually thought about what the Boring Company was laying out.
As Musk says, “Great for roasting nuts.”
Keep an eye out for a lively summer when the not-a-flamethrower expects to ship.