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Author Topic: Harbor Freight 800 watt generator  (Read 13977 times)
K3WEC
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« Reply #15 on: January 14, 2012, 08:00:06 AM »

To anyone interested, the 800 watter is on sale for 89.99 this weekend.   Might try seeing if they'll accept the 20% coupon on top of that.
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« Reply #16 on: January 25, 2012, 03:39:02 PM »

I went to Harbor Freight Tools and was unable to find one for anywhere near that price.  I found an 800w for $129.00 ouch, maybe better luck next time...

Chad
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« Reply #17 on: January 25, 2012, 05:12:13 PM »

Sign up for their email flyers and I'll bet in the next couple months you'll get a coupon for a $89.99 generator.  They go to that price frequently.

Always print out a 20% off coupon from online before going to the store.  They ALWAYS have one out there.   You have to google to find them...they are difficult to find on the Harbor Freight site itself.   That alone would have made the generator you saw around $100.
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« Reply #18 on: January 25, 2012, 06:06:32 PM »

Sign up for their email flyers and I'll bet in the next couple months you'll get a coupon for a $89.99 generator.  They go to that price frequently.


I was at harbor freight today and noticed that they raised the price of it to 179 with new sale price being 129 now.
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« Reply #19 on: January 26, 2012, 03:20:58 PM »

Interesting.  Supply vs. Demand curve working like it should.   
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« Reply #20 on: February 01, 2012, 09:15:37 PM »

For what it's worth, it's on sale right now for $109.99 with their "super coupon."
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« Reply #21 on: March 12, 2012, 10:46:27 AM »

Not sure why I keep updating this, but the generator was on sale over the weekend for $89.99 again.   Keep an eye out for their "parking lot sale" that they have every couple months and I'm sure you can get the same deal again.
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« Reply #22 on: March 12, 2012, 11:17:30 AM »

I bought one for $89 last weekend.
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« Reply #23 on: March 12, 2012, 12:24:03 PM »

They really run sweet with AmsOil 100 to 1 in them. No smoke too.
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« Reply #24 on: June 01, 2012, 03:20:59 PM »

On again for $99.99 w/coupon through June.
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« Reply #25 on: June 05, 2012, 11:59:38 AM »

I've had mine for almost 2 years and it's a great little genny. It is "cold natured" and seems to need a shot of ether to help start. I believe it could benefit from a primer bulb, the choke just doesn't enrich the mixture enough. I run Amsoil 100 a little on the greasy side just for insurance, probably around 60-70:1.
A real bargain!!!
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« Reply #26 on: June 05, 2012, 12:39:36 PM »

I've had mine for almost 2 years and it's a great little genny. It is "cold natured" and seems to need a shot of ether to help start. I believe it could benefit from a primer bulb, the choke just doesn't enrich the mixture enough. I run Amsoil 100 a little on the greasy side just for insurance, probably around 60-70:1.
A real bargain!!!

As you add oil you reduce vapor pressure a bit. I use AmsOil 100 to 1 at a 85 to 1 mix. When I am done with it I shut off fuel and run it dry. When I go to start it I turn fuel on and wait a few minutes and then it starts pretty easy.  I also use mid grade/89 octane. You really should not use 87 octane in a 2 stroke and under right conditions it can detonate under heavy load and damage engine . (combustion chamber in a 2 stroke runs hotter because it has no extra "cooling" cycle between ignitions).
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