Okay this is not cheap and it is not something everyone should run out and buy just because, but I am taking a break from my day off to make this post, because this deal is so damn good. This is the Briggs & Stratton P4500 Power Smart Series Inverter Generator which has 4500 starting watts and 3700 running watts. This means it is not going to even stutter running two refrigerators, your TV and a bunch of lights along with a fan. If you run your fridge on and off you can easily run a portable AC perhaps two, in a room or zone of your house during a power outage.
It is not super quiet but it is far more quiet then a lot of generators in this class. Big thing is this generator has never sold under 900 bucks on Amazon ever, it is 850 right now with free shipping. Retail is about 1300 bucks. I would rank the Briggs Inverter Generators just under Honda Inverter Generators. Is the Honda better? Yes. Will you care? Assuming you maintain your generator I don’t think you will.
Now let me explain the value that represents. A Honda EU3000 Series Generator will set you back over 2,000 bucks. Again just to be clear I am not saying the Briggs is as good as the Honda, but the Briggs puts out more running watts (about 700 to be exact). It is reasonable on noise levels at 60dBA, the EU3000 from Honda comes in at 57dBA not a huge difference.
Gas usage is similar and Briggs is not some chop shop product with no support and a bad reputation. All in I am going to rate this Generator at about 90% as good as the Honda Equivalent for 38% of the price. That is a hell of a price to value ratio. The only reason that I am not getting this generator at this price for myself is I have 3 generators already.
So I am again not saying everyone should drop 850 bucks on this thing today this deal is good but it isn’t buy one even if you don’t need one good. I am saying if you have not yet acquired a powerful generator for your preps and have been waiting for a deal, this is a DAMN good deal. They do not get much better than this one.
I personally believe in pairing up a larger generator with one small inexpensive one as a back up. This generator for most people would qualify fine as your “big generator” within my recommendations. I ran this item today simply becuase it is the best price I have seen on it. I don’t know if this deal will last very long or not. What I can say is when it has dropped to 900 bucks it generally stick around a week at that price and this price of 849 is already three days old. My gut is this is a Memorial Day Sale price sponsored in some way by Briggs themselves, because Home Depot is selling it at the same exact price.
So if this deal works for any of you I didn’t want you to miss it.