Cheap Generator...

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  1. Destination Unknown

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    can't remember what those old folk on here say,

    Buy cheap buy twice is it? or something like that.

    I have a honda, I don't expect to buy another,

    But you could buy 3 of these cheaper than a Honda? :RollEyes:

    you pay's your money you takes your chances, :thumb:
     
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    i had a brigs and staton Genny for years never complained but maybe that was because the nearest one was one mile away:ROFLMAO:
    never had a problem as long as you are considerate in it's use
     
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    One heck of a price for the spec.
     
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    personally I would give it a miss, nothing to do with the genny but I smell a scam, bottom of page states it is a pre order and not due for delivery untill june 2012, either a continuous running add or a bit suspect at least. I'd rather pay a bit more and head off to machine mart or somewhere similar. I've learnt to be suspicious of anything on the bay that sounds to cheap for what it is
     
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    Hi if you read the feedback 17000, 99 .5 % happy I would say go for it if you need one::bigsmile: they had similar gennys at JTF a few weeks back for aprox 170 for small one and 220 for the bigger one all plus vat
    Terry
     
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    WHY NOT GIVE THEM A CALL , YOU ACN ALSO GOOGLE MAP THE ADDRESS AND GET THE LITTLE MAN TO LOOK AT THE SHOP FOR YOU ... SEE IF IT EXISTS ETC ,:Smile:

    c bury sales ltd
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    chadwick st blackburn lancs bb24aa
     
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    beat me to it..
    I do not think it is a scam.. I think they simply forgot to update the advert and have used an old one..
    With the telephone number plastered all over the advert and an address to hand, I really cannot see there being an issue
     
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    just google earthed it and sure enough it came up on an industrial estate so maybe all is well and I'm just overly cautious, does sound cheap though so I wonder what spares are like as I have read that some of these cheaper models can develop circuit board faults.
     
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    Assume no spares. You pays your money......

    Just how hard do you intend to work it is a good question. If "a lot" then maybe go for known quality. If "now and again" it's what I'd gamble on. And I did but in the end never used it so sold it on.

    For "not a lot" the real problem is dried up gunge in the carb. First time I tried to use my cheapo, started once, genny it would not start. The service engineer told me how to strip and clean the carb. The jets are so small a hair would clog them.
     
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    Spares may be an issue. Best buy a branded generator. We needed a new pull mechanism for our Sterling generator. Phoned them and the part was here next day.
     
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    cheap gennys

    Cheap no good

    Good no cheap

    I have used Honda for the last thirty years,properly maintained they last forever,there will in most towns and citys be a Honda agent,if you need a spare part it will be next day delivery, the only parts that I have bought were a air filter a plug and its annual oil change.

    Les:winky:
     
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