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phillylex 10-16-2012 06:14 AM

Smarter Tools 9500W Generator w/Electric Start and Wheel Kit $650 @ Costco.com
 
Sale runs 10/15/12 to 11/11/12. S&H included.

http://www.costco.com/Smarter-Too...reId=10301

Quote:

Smarter Tools 9500 Watt Portable Generator with Electric Start, Battery, and No-Flat Wheels. EPA and CARB Approved.

Don’t be without power! The Smarter Tools GP-9500EB has a powerful 420cc engine and is the perfect size in case you need some temporary power in an emergency situation or for every day usage at the construction site or other off-grid location. This workhorse is packed with features usually found on more expensive units such as a digital Hour/Volt/Htz meter, electric start with 12V 17Ah battery, and no-flat tires that keep you rolling even around surfaces with sharp objects like a construction site. With four standard outlets, a 120V 30A twist-lock, a 120/240V 30A twist-lock, and a 12v DC plug, you will have plenty of power to work with. The generator is backed by a 2 year limited warranty and is EPA and CARB emissions approved.

Features :

•Continuous Watts: 7500
•Starting Watts: 9500
•Electric start with 12V 17Ah Battery (included)
•Engine Size: 420cc
•Engine Type: 4 Stroke Air Cooled OHV
•Low-oil Shutdown
•Durable Tubular Steel Frame
•10” No-flat Wheel and Handle Kit
•Outlets: (4) 120V 20A AC (5-20R), (1)240/120V 30A Twist-lock (L14-30R), (1) 120V 30A Twist-lock AC (L5-30R), (1) 12V 8A DC
•Runtime: Over 10 hours @ 50% Load
•Tank Capacity: 7 Gallons
•Noise Level: 73 dB
•Includes Digital Hour/Volt/Hz Meter
•Overload Protection
•Voltage Regulation
•EPA and CARB Emission Certified (50 State)
•Dimensions: 27” x 24” x 27”; Weight: 185 lbs
•Warranty: 2 Year Limited
Specs seem pretty similar to the Honeywell that Costco had for $750 last month. There probably is some room for debate on which has a better/more reliable engine. Outside of that, the main difference I see is the warranty for the Smarter Tools is 2 years vs. 3 years (residential) for the Honeywell.

borgcr01 10-25-2012 06:00 AM

Any other thoughts on this unit? Good price/deal?

VorlonFrog 10-25-2012 06:07 AM

It's got voltage regulation, which is an important feature. :thumbup:

tooslow 10-25-2012 06:18 AM

Nice size to power a house. Electric start. Costco guarantee.
Pretty sweet.

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phillylex 10-26-2012 09:39 AM

OOS. Sandy effect.

live2hit01 10-26-2012 02:56 PM

It seems to have come back in stock this afternoon so I ordered one. It now shows OOS again.

bradj 10-31-2012 04:11 PM

Costco feels my pain
 
Costco guarantee? Well, I just got an email from them (after ordering the generator a few days ago) and they said it was out of stock and my order is cancelled and I will not be billed.

Also, they will be sending me a $100 Costco gift card for my inconvenience. Not too bad.

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Originally Posted by tooslow (Post 54192606)
Nice size to power a house. Electric start. Costco guarantee.
Pretty sweet.

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tooslow 11-01-2012 04:46 AM

Sorry for your inconvenience; I hope you don't need that genny, right now!
Understandable that they ran out, given the inclement weather.
Concerning Costco's compensation, again I say: "sweet!"


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Originally Posted by bradj (Post 54360458)
Costco guarantee? Well, I just got an email from them (after ordering the generator a few days ago) and they said it was out of stock and my order is cancelled and I will not be billed.

Also, they will be sending me a $100 Costco gift card for my inconvenience. Not too bad.


dchay 11-01-2012 08:17 AM

I got the same email. Pretty bummed since I ordered 2 days before it went out of stock. Oh well. What do you think the chances are that this shows up again?

dchay 11-02-2012 02:08 PM

If you're interested, they have them back in stock.

I ordered mine again and called to confirm that they are, indeed, in stock. The csr said, "yes."

Don't blow my inventory this time :-)

rlb4 11-03-2012 12:06 PM

Still says out of stock online. Did you call to order?

n171n 11-03-2012 05:04 PM

looks oos again ...

fourml8r 11-03-2012 05:21 PM

ordered one early this morning. but now shows OOS

oldee 11-08-2012 09:25 AM

Bought the GP-9500EB from Home Depot this past summer for the same price. I live in north NJ and was out of power for 7 days from Sandy(out Mon 6pm on Sun 4pm) Ran unit continuously except for refueling and changing oil (yes, buy oil 10w30 change every 50 hours, takes 1 quart) ran for 115+ hours has a LCD display to keep track of hours used. I also shut down for a couple of hours each day to conserve gas. Has a 5 gallon tank last about 10-11 hours on average depending on what we were running. The most was 14 hours after we condensed food from one freezer to another and shut it down. Buy extra gas cans 5 gallon cans work best, not to heavy to carry when full. Very happy with generator, seen other posts from other sites about box soaked with oil. I had the same issue, unit is shipped without oil installed (they give you a quart to get started) but factory had to run before shipping and drained oil. Factory added label to oil cap to warn customer to fill with oil, not a good seal so remaining oil leaked out. This is my first generator, unit has a voltage regulator but make sure to purchase surge protectors for electronics, TVs, cable boxes, dvd players, etc. Also, if you have any fancy programmable controllers for your heating or HVAC systems, install a surge protector there too, my brother lost two programmers for his HVAC at $200 each. Good Luck. David Cresskill, NJ


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