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Old 08-23-2010, 11:44 AM   #152
hugemoth
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Location: Bend, Oregon summer, Snowbird in winter
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A couple years ago I bought a HF 1000 watt 4 stroke generator for $160 with 20% off coupon. A couple weeks later I went down and bought a 2 year exchange warranty for $35. After a few months it started smoking pretty bad on start up but ran good otherwise so I figured it was just a bad valve seal. Eventually carbon built up in the valve guide sticking the valve so there was no compression. By the time I took it in for an exchange they had discontinued that model and since they had nothing similar they gave me a refund for the full non sale price of $200.00. I made $5 on the deal and had 2 years of use. Had I not purchased the warranty I could have easily fixed it for a few dollars worth of parts.
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