I was in need of a generator and through some friends found a local warehouse in Newark, NY that has the Champion brand that costco sells. This place is the refurb center, any bought generator from costco and whoever carries it that is returned for whatever reason cannot be put on the shelf so it gets shipped to these guys.
When i say they had hundreds, if not couple thousand generators of all sizes in this place, very clean and organized warehouse. The guy told me they ship all over the World, not just US. These are "refurbished" That could mean few parts changed and all is well or it could be brand new in the box but still needs to be opened up and tested. I got 2, one had zero hours and other had 9 hours on it.