For the $500, not only did the lucky buyers net a the flamethrower, they will also get a complimentary Boring Company fire extinguisher, Musk tweeted Wednesday.
While there is apparently a market for a flamethrower by Musk, not everyone is happy about it.
A California lawmaker has already started the process to block the company's sales of its flamethrowers in the state, USAToday reported.
Assemblyman Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles) told The Washington Post that he thought it was a joke originally, but said that creating the flamethrower was in bad taste after this summer's wildfires.
"This subject matter, in the wake of the state's deadliest wildfires in history, is incredibly insensitive, dangerous, and most definitely not funny," Santiago wrote to the Post.
"Absolutely no public good could come from the sale of this tool. Additionally, if this [is] an elaborate prank, then I have some serious concerns about Mr. Musk and his company collecting sensitive financial information from the number of people who have pre-ordered this product," Santiago added in his emailed statement to the Post.