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Brute (Briggs&Stratton) 2000W 4-Stroke Inverter Generator - $399 @ Menards (B&M) +11% Rebate (+5%CB w/Discover)

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(EXPIRED - but available for the $399 clearance price, without 11% rebate. Menards does the 11% rebate every month or two, so check back occasionally to see if it's on again.)

Check local inventory: http://www.menards.com/main/elect...958278.htm

If you're not aware of the benefits of an inverter generator, the short version is: smaller, lighter, much quieter, and power output is cleaner than a similar-wattage "regular" generator.

Don't forget the Menards 11% Rebate this week (and off & on throughout the year). It's in the form of a credit towards future purchases, not a "check I can deposit". (But, Menards rebates come off the pre-tax price when you redeem them, so you don't pay sales tax twice): http://www.menards.com/main/c-13180.htm

Don't forget 5% Cash Back from Discover card this quarter includes home improvement stores, including Menards. Your CB is based on the full after-tax price: https://www.discovercard.com/card...ion?ICMPGN

Depending on your local tax rate (mine is 7.5%), your final after-tax price will be around $364 (assuming you use a Discover Card, and value the Menards rebate at face value)
$399 + tax (7.5%) = $428.93
- 11% Rebate on $399 = -$43.89
- 5% Discover cash back on $428.93 = - $21.45
= $363.59



I recently bought the Generac iX2000 @ Costco [costco.com] for $429, opened the box, read the warranty paperwork, and promptly returned it. The warranty is AWFUL, and the Amazon reviews are ~35% 1-star - mostly revolving around warranty problems. While searching for a better product at a similar price, I found this one. My local Menards had 9 in stock, and all the other stores I've checked online show 4-15 in stock. As a discontinued/clearance item, it's for sale in-store only. YMMV, of course.

Brute [brutepower.com] is a "Briggs & Stratton Power Products Group, LLC" brand.

This model is discontinued, but is the same design as their newer Briggs-branded P2000 [amazon.com]/2200 [amazon.com] models, which have 4 & 4.5 stars on Amazon and sell for ~$650. Mine has a 2015 date code, so they aren't super old.

Differences from the newest model(s):
1. It doesn't have an "ECO" mode switch, to control lowering of the engine speed under low current draw. But, a bit of dismantling and internet sleuthing about the actual inverter circuit board confirmed that the two unused red wires behind the front panel are intended for an ECO switch. ECO mode is ENABLED as-is, and shorting those two wires turns ECO mode off, making the engine run at full speed. (May be useful for certain high-draw loads.) They have pre-attached 1/4" insulated female quick-disconnect spade connectors [duckduckgo.com], so will plug into most standard rocker switches available at your local auto-parts store [autozone.com].

2. It doesn't have a "paralleling" connector, to connect two generators together. As above, some sleuthing could probably determine how/where to manually connect it. Not a priority for me, but I'd be happy to share photos of the internals to compare to other similar models that do have a parallel connector.
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Upvoted for the detailed writeup.
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Great post. Awesome deal. I would be in for one of they had a location closer than Wyoming to California. Repped!
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I need one of these and excellent price but no stores close to me. TU for the find OP
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Would this be capable of powering a small camper?
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Just a note. Menard's used to have a funny policy on items with engines. Once you put gas in it you couldn't return it for any reason. Not sure if this is still the case. You may want to investigate before buying.
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Mine have had these for a while at this price. I've been waiting for them to drop even more.
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Just a note. Menard's used to have a funny policy on items with engines. Once you put gas in it you couldn't return it for any reason. Not sure if this is still the case. You may want to investigate before buying.
I believe this is still the case, yes.

FYI, I was in the return line at Lowes this weekend, and a customer was turned away from exchanging a (complete w/ box, but visibly used) weedeater for the same reason.
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Just a note. Menard's used to have a funny policy on items with engines. Once you put gas in it you couldn't return it for any reason. Not sure if this is still the case. You may want to investigate before buying.
Most places operate this way, it's warranty service at that point.
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Just a note. Menard's used to have a funny policy on items with engines. Once you put gas in it you couldn't return it for any reason. Not sure if this is still the case. You may want to investigate before buying.
I returned a used chainsaw there and they gave me a new one without any questions. Shouldn't be an issue.
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Just checked my Menards. Shows 8 in stock and now only $355 on clearance.
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Just checked my Menards. Shows 8 in stock and now only $355 on clearance.

That price is after the Menards rebate.
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Just checked my Menards. Shows 8 in stock and now only $355 on clearance.
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That price is after the Menards rebate.
Correct. I did my best to clarify this in the original post. (It's a credit towards future purchases, not what most people think of as a "rebate")
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Would this be capable of powering a small camper?
Depends on how big your A/C is. On my Jayco SLX a Champion 2000W could easily run lights and the window air unit. My Fleetwood motorhome's 13.5k Coleman-Mach A/C ? Not a chance.
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Correct. I did my best to clarify this in the original post. (It's a credit towards future purchases, not what most people think of as a "rebate")
Sorry, realized that after the post.
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