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Costco instore- 559.99 Champion inverter generator 3100 w Parallel capability

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3100 starting 2800 running watts Champion invertor generator 559.99

659.99 - 100.00 instant rebate = 559.99 exp 5/10

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parallel capability? what does that mean? like dual fuel?
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Great generator and solid company with good customer service.

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parallel capability? what does that mean? like dual fuel?
It means you can parallel a 2nd unit together with this one to double your power output.
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I would gusss this is why Amazon and Walmart were having a price war of them earlier this week
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I bought this generator from Costco a couple months ago for $660. Do you think they'll price adjust and give me the $100 difference? I could always return it and repurchase I guess but I was hoping to save them and myself the hassle.
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I bought this generator from Costco a couple months ago for $660. Do you think they'll price adjust and give me the $100 difference? I could always return it and repurchase I guess but I was hoping to save them and myself the hassle.
Unfortunately most Costco have a 30 day with receipt price adjustment policy.

You can however, buy a new one... and return the old one... which is in effect the same thing. Don't ask...
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The following content below is my experience and my opinion only...

I actually found my experience to be less than stellar..

I received the 2000w inverter this past Thursday. That night I loaded oil and fresh gas. Started on first pull. Ran smooth with load but annoyingly surged at idle. Call Friday morning and called cust. svc. who suggested to complete 5hr break-in.

Friday, completed 5hr break-in, changed oil, poured fresh gas and experienced same problem. Called cust. svc. again. I repeated my experience from the prior even and that even after the break-in period the issue still existed. They asked for my zip code, found a service location approx. 30min away, and suggested I contact local service agent. I said no thank you and commented that I will attempt to return. They're only comment to my intent to return the item was that I would need to talk to the retailer's mgr. I said I'd be glad to do it. They responded with a thank you and to have a good day.

While I don't expect every purchase to be trouble-free, the glowing cust. svc. reviews on other sites led me to believe the tech's could help me correct the issues over the phone even if it required a bit of manipulation of the engine settings. If the best they could do, in my case, is refer me to a service center, then I have to wonder what role they serve other than being a glorified location service for repair facilities or practicing the recitation of Champion's user guides.

Here's what I learned: 1) Make sure to buy generators from retailer that will accept returns of generators if they're not functioning as expected. (Read the return policy fine print!) 2) Don't expect reviews sourced from the mfgs website to be an accurate reflection of reality. Champion's policy is not to post reviews on their site if mention is made of the customer service experience. In my case, because my expectations weren't met with cust. svc. ,my review was "moderated" and is now "pending". 3) Expect more from cust. svc if that is their claim-to-fame. I consider myself handy and if the issue could have been resolved within a few minutes, I would have gladly take up the challenge. If not, then a shipping label should have been created to ship the defective unit back and a new one should have been sent out right away. Neither happened.

To say my interaction with Champion was disappointing is putting it mildly.

Post-script: I'm now a satisfied owner of a Yamaha. Yes, it's 2x the price but it worked straight out of the box. Customer service is great but like anything, it's great until it stops working as expected.
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I'm at Costco in Michigan and they're not showing this rebate.
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Looks like a pretty good deal if available in your area and you have a membership.
Too bad they don't just put the parallel ports on all the models. Lowest amazon got was $555 for the non parallel version and that was only for a couple hours.

For myself though, I prefer remote start over parallel capability with only $25 price difference.
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I would gusss this is why Amazon and Walmart were having a price war of them earlier this week
walmart doesn't actually ship in this price war of sorts. they wait until it's no longer available then cancel. or so has been mine & others experience.
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Suppose to arrive 5/9 didn't show when I called they cancelled the order. Will refund my money in 5 days. Not happy with Walmart!!
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How does this compare for the lower price? https://smile.amazon.com/gp/produ...PDKIKX0DER
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How does this compare for the lower price? https://smile.amazon.com/gp/produ...PDKIKX0DER
The inverters are much quieter if that is important to you.
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parallel capability? what does that mean? like dual fuel?
Parallel capability means you can add a second generator with a parallel cable. This basically doubles your output. It usually requires you to buy a parallel kit.
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