Receive a $10 Best Buy Gift Card Purchase $100 or More From Their Digital Weekly Ad Learn More
Forum Thread

A-IPower 1600W Running / 2000W Peak Yamaha Powered Gas Inverter Generator at Costco $499 plus tax, free shipping

+7 Deal Score
15,786 Views
Just ordered one. Since it uses Yamaha engine so I assume it's good deal. $499 plus tax at Costco

A-IPower 1600W Running / 2000W Peak Yamaha Powered Gas Inverter Generator at Costco $499 at Costco Wholesale. It also includes parallel cable.


https://www.costco.com/A-IPower-1...43958.html


Features:

2,000 Starting Watts/1,600 Running Watts
120 V AC
4.2L Fuel Tank
Warranty: 2-Year Residential
79cc Yamaha Engine
65 dBA – Quiet Operation
30 Amp RV Adapter
Safe Power for Sensitive Electronics
Parallel Cables to Link 2 Generators
CARB/EPA 50 States

Specifications:

Includes Parallel cables to combine 2 generators for nearly double the power
Multi-Switch. It's simple as START→RUN→STOP to on/off for engine, choke and fuel
Eco Throttle. Automatically adjust engine speed to the optimum level
At-a-glance 3-in-1 status light indicates generator status on output, overload and low oil alert
Recommended Oil: SAE 10W-30
Accessories included: Parallel cables $59.99 retail value, DC charging cables, Sparkplug socket, 30 Amp RV Adapter, oil funnel, Owner's Manual
Inverter dimensions: 21"(L) X 12.5"(W) X 19"(H)
Packing dimensions: 21.7"(L) X 13"(W) X 20" (H)
Gross weight: 56LBS
Net weight: 52LBS
Share
Good deal?
You gave rep to hpdad for this post.
Thank you!
hpdad posted this deal. Say thanks!
Give Rep Points
Add Comment
Created 08-07-2017 at 08:07 PM by hpdad
If you purchase something through a post on our site, Slickdeals may get a small share of the sale.
Deal
Score
+7
15,786 Views
Want more deals like this? Create a deal alert for Tech & Electronics. Add Deal Alert for Tech & Electronics

15 Comments

1 2

Sign up for a Slickdeals account to remove this ad.

This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Jan 2009
L2: Beginner
80 Posts
11 Reputation
#2
It's not a good deal. The red ones (same hardware without the Yamaha label) sold on Sam's club Fire less than $400.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Oct 2010
Live Free or Move
24,583 Posts
6,202 Reputation
Pro
#3
saw this on Costco's site, decided not to post b/c this is regular price at Costco. this isn't a sale price

the best this thing has going for are:

- it's costco so it can be returned if/when it dies
- it has a yamaha MZ80 engine from the $900 EF2000iS, and this is cheaper than the $599 Smarter Tools AP2000iQ w/ yamaha engine that Costco used to sell
Reply Helpful Comment? 1 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Oct 2007
L6: Expert
1,723 Posts
212 Reputation
Original Poster
Pro
#4
Quote from no_to_co
:
It's not a good deal. The red ones (same hardware without the Yamaha label) sold on Sam's club Fire less than $400.
So meant this one. They are different models so I don't think they are the same

http://www.homedepot.com/p/A-iPow.../300199211
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined May 2006
L5: Journeyman
841 Posts
185 Reputation
#5
never mind
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
Last edited by sav August 7, 2017 at 09:53 PM.
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Oct 2007
L6: Expert
1,723 Posts
212 Reputation
Original Poster
Pro
#6
Quote from Medic311
:
saw this on Costco's site, decided not to post b/c this is regular price at Costco. this isn't a sale price

the best this thing has going for are:

- it's costco so it can be returned if/when it dies
- it has a yamaha MZ80 engine from the $900 EF2000iS, and this is cheaper than the $599 Smarter Tools AP2000iQ w/ yamaha engine that Costco used to sell
I was wondering that where do you see it comes qith Yamaha MZ80. Did a research on this gen and couldn't fine that info.

And between this and the WEN (cheaper) some times pops up on here, which one is better value consider dollar to dollar.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
Last edited by hpdad August 7, 2017 at 10:43 PM.
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Oct 2010
Live Free or Move
24,583 Posts
6,202 Reputation
Pro
#7
Quote from hpdad
:
I was wondering that where do you see it comes qith Yamaha MZ80. Did a research on this gen and couldn't fine that info.

And between this and the WEN (cheaper) some times pops up on here, which one is better value consider dollar to dollar.

The A-iPower SC2000i provides clean, quiet 2,000 watts of starting power and 1,600 watts of running power. Powered by 79cc Yamaha engine, the generator is ideal for outdoor events such as concerts, camping trips, tailgating parties, racetracks, RVs, and many other applications. At only 46lbs, you can take portable power wherever you go. At 65 dBA, you are assured quiet operation.

the Wen can be had frequently for $385. the Wen is what is referred to as a clone. it's not the actual yamaha engine, but nearly identical. no one knows what is different about it though, but the cast block does not have the yamaha imprint that the AP2000iQ has

as far as value - it depends. the Wen saves you $120 a pop. comes with a 2 year warranty, extended to 3 years with an amex or discover etc, 4 years with a citi. the costco one you're getting an actual branded yamaha engine which is good peace of mind, and can be returned to costco for any reason at any time as long as you drain gas out of it. i haven't opened out of these Aipower ones up, but with the Smarter Tools AP2000iQ, Smarter Tools support actually says you can take their generator to a yamaha dealer for service.
Reply Helpful Comment? 2 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Oct 2007
L6: Expert
1,723 Posts
212 Reputation
Original Poster
Pro
#8
Quote from Medic311
:
The A-iPower SC2000i provides clean, quiet 2,000 watts of starting power and 1,600 watts of running power. Powered by 79cc Yamaha engine, the generator is ideal for outdoor events such as concerts, camping trips, tailgating parties, racetracks, RVs, and many other applications. At only 46lbs, you can take portable power wherever you go. At 65 dBA, you are assured quiet operation.

the Wen can be had frequently for $385. the Wen is what is referred to as a clone. it's not the actual yamaha engine, but nearly identical. no one knows what is different about it though, but the cast block does not have the yamaha imprint that the AP2000iQ has

as far as value - it depends. the Wen saves you $120 a pop. comes with a 2 year warranty, extended to 3 years with an amex or discover etc, 4 years with a citi. the costco one you're getting an actual branded yamaha engine which is good peace of mind, and can be returned to costco for any reason at any time as long as you drain gas out of it. i haven't opened out of these Aipower ones up, but with the Smarter Tools AP2000iQ, Smarter Tools support actually says you can take their generator to a yamaha dealer for service.
Received the package but haven't opened it yet. The dbA on this one is 65 while the Smart Tool is 51 dbA. Is that significant louder? Thinking of return it. I am not comfortable return the gen to Costco while it's not thing wrong with it. That's why I haven't opened the package yet
Reply Helpful Comment? 1 0

Sign up for a Slickdeals account to remove this ad.

This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Oct 2010
Live Free or Move
24,583 Posts
6,202 Reputation
Pro
#9
Quote from hpdad
:
Received the package but haven't opened it yet. The dbA on this one is 65 while the Smart Tool is 51 dbA. Is that significant louder? Thinking of return it. I am not comfortable return the gen to Costco while it's not thing wrong with it. That's why I haven't opened the package yet
Yes that is very significant
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Nov 2011
L2: Beginner
42 Posts
18 Reputation
#10
New to any sort of generator, but, after Irma, I want a small one. i'm having trouble undrestanding the difference between one like this or even this [costco.com] vs the larger ones that are 3000-4000W but are much less expensive, like this one [homedepot.com] - I know some of it is noise and related to the built in 'inverter(?)'

Our needs would be basic - lights, internet, a fan, charge some devices - if we could power our full size or even a compact refrigerator that would be a bonus. Thanks for anyone's input and knowledge!
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined May 2016
L2: Beginner
35 Posts
19 Reputation
#11
I have the Wen and its fantastic. Couldn't be happier. I used the heck out of it during Irma and it ran almost continually with zero problems. It runs forever on a gallon of gas and is super quiet. Bottom line is I love it. Only problem is 2000 watts kinda limits you a little. I ran my fridge, a fan and a power strip to run computers, phone chargers, etc. with no problems. I'm a little leery of these clones that all look the same but aren't really yamaha engines. You have no clue what the heck you're getting. I would think that yamaha engine is bullet proof if you take care of it
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Nov 2011
L2: Beginner
42 Posts
18 Reputation
#12
Quote from usafa83
:
I have the Wen and its fantastic. Couldn't be happier. I used the heck out of it during Irma and it ran almost continually with zero problems. It runs forever on a gallon of gas and is super quiet. Bottom line is I love it. Only problem is 2000 watts kinda limits you a little. I ran my fridge, a fan and a power strip to run computers, phone chargers, etc. with no problems. I'm a little leery of these clones that all look the same but aren't really yamaha engines. You have no clue what the heck you're getting. I would think that yamaha engine is bullet proof if you take care of it
Well that sounds great! Which one is the Wen?! - i assume that's the same as this A1 since it has the Yamaha.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Jul 2012
L6: Expert
1,759 Posts
687 Reputation
#13
Quote from mrredpants
:
New to any sort of generator, but, after Irma, I want a small one. i'm having trouble undrestanding the difference between one like this or even this [costco.com] vs the larger ones that are 3000-4000W but are much less expensive, like this one [homedepot.com] - I know some of it is noise and related to the built in 'inverter(?)'

Our needs would be basic - lights, internet, a fan, charge some devices - if we could power our full size or even a compact refrigerator that would be a bonus. Thanks for anyone's input and knowledge!
Inverter generators output a cleaner power - typically called sinusoidal, which is almost the same as your house does. Regular generators output a modified sine wave, which is more "harsh" for many types of appliances or devices.

However, inverter generators are typically more expensive. You could always just buy an expensive 2000W+ pure sine inverter and use your car as the "generator", but its not as compact as one of these things Wink
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined May 2016
L2: Beginner
35 Posts
19 Reputation
#14
Quote from mrredpants
:
Well that sounds great! Which one is the Wen?! - i assume that's the same as this A1 since it has the Yamaha.
Comment #7 mentioned the Wen. Wen is just another company that sells these inverter generators. Sometimes there are bargains on here through sites like Woot, but you can buy the Wen 2000 watt on Amazon pretty much any day of the week for $475 or so. The Wen does not have a yamaha engine, it is one of the many clone engines.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Nov 2008
L5: Journeyman
860 Posts
128 Reputation
#15
Quote from mrredpants
:
New to any sort of generator, but, after Irma, I want a small one. i'm having trouble undrestanding the difference between one like this or even this [costco.com] vs the larger ones that are 3000-4000W but are much less expensive, like this one [homedepot.com] - I know some of it is noise and related to the built in 'inverter(?)'

Our needs would be basic - lights, internet, a fan, charge some devices - if we could power our full size or even a compact refrigerator that would be a bonus. Thanks for anyone's input and knowledge!
Also, in case you have never seen it mentioned, you can buy certain brand inverter generators and combine them for the best of both worlds. For example, you can buy (2) 2000w portable generators(similar to this) and only use 1 of them when you are just using it for basic stuff like camping or tailgating or you could combine them with a special kit if you need to run things like major appliances and the like.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
Page 1 of 2
1 2
Join the Conversation
Add a Comment
 
Copyright 1999 - 2018. Slickdeals, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Copyright / Infringement Policy  •  Privacy Policy  •  Terms of Service  •  Acceptable Use Policy (Rules)  •  Interest-Based Ads
Link Copied to Clipboard