Portable Gas Generator
The Official Consumers Pricing Guide
For Portable Gas Generators
Who Said Buying a Portable Gas Generator Was a Piece of Cake?
The first and most important thing you need to know about the Portable Gas Generator is that it is made by a number
manufacturers and comes in various wattage sizes.
That point brings us to a crucial fact that you as a consumer MUST be on guard about, the proliferation of cheap
generators and junk generators.
What is A Cheap Generator?
A cheap generator is any generator manufactured for the sole purpose of beating the pricing of dependable name
brand generators. Placed side-by-side, next to a: Honda, Yamaha, Cummins, Generac, Winco, etc.
The makers of these generators claim their units perform just as well as the name brands, but costs much less.
The truth is, they don’t perform equal to or better than quality built generators. If you are going to purchase a
portable gas generator, heed this warning, “Stay away from cheap
What is a Junk Generator?
We coined the term; “Junk generator” soon after we starting noticing consumers complaining about buying new
generators that didn’t work. Our research and investigation revealed some startling facts. There were manufacturers
claiming to have engines by Honda, Briggs & Stratton and Yamaha and other major manufacturers, THAT DID NOT!
Another name we give these types of generators, are CLONED GENERATORS. Be on the lookout for these impostors!
Imagine spending $700.00 on a portable gas generator because you believed the engine was made by Honda, but the
engine blew out soon after you started it. That is a common scenario with these junk generators. The reason we
separated them from the cheap generators because at least you could usually get some type of customer support with
cheap generators. But with junk generators, you will get nothing! These companies are here today and gone tomorrow.
In your search for a portable gas generator, stay far away from junk generators.
A Smart Man’s Advice For Buying a Portable Gas Generator
There are some other issues you must settle before thinking about the pricing of a portable gas generator. Number
one; you must understand what you are getting in terms of the warranty. Be careful here and read the SMALL PRINT
because some warranties are not worth the paper they are written on!
You should only consider generators that provide a clearly defined 2-year warranty or better. It serves no
purpose to get great price on a portable gas generator; only to have a service related issue that’s not under
warranty. If that happens, you start getting off into an area of being forced to dump additional money into your
generator. Which of course adds to your purchase price.
How To Shop For a Portable Gas Generator Like a Pro!
To get the best pricing on a portable gas generator, you should:
- Start off by shopping for generators that have proven to be dependable, reliable and rugged. That means you
totally eliminate cheap generators, junk generators, cloned generators, generators with poor warranties and
manufacturers that no one has ever heard of.
- Only purchase generators from factory authorized dealers. That means you are going to eliminate many of the
Johnny come lately online generator stores. The reason you don’t buy from them is simple; most of the new
comers are not generator experts and they will mislead you in terms of warranty, customer service and how much
generator you need. By going through an authorize dealer, you will receive better service, period!
- Learn how to perform generator sizing. This is the process of determining the actual wattage you’ll need to
operate all of the appliances in question. When purchasing a portable gas generator, everything starts and ends
with, “How much power do you need?” We have provided a simple Generator Sizing Tutorial that will quickly show you how to
size a generator.
The Average Price of a Portable Gas Generator
Now that you’ve got the fundamentals down, you’re ready to start shopping! Portable Gas Generators are normally
priced between $800.00 and $2500.00, depending on the wattage output. Of course the higher priced units are rated
at 5500 watts. The lower priced units are rated around 1000 watts. REMEMBER: the key to getting a good price is
doing your homework first and the shop and not falling for, “The price is what hooked me, TRICK!”
PLEASE NOTE: If you are searching for prices online, be aware that Honda DOES NOT allow its dealers to post prices online. There
are no exceptions to that rule. If you see anyone posting prices of Honda Generators, know for a certainty – they
ARE NOT an authorized Honda Dealer.