I just bought one a couple of weeks ago at Home Depot. 8.5kW surge, 5.5kW continuous, 10hp Briggs,reg $699, got it for $629. They'll be on sale again soon, but don't wait too long; as soon as one storm pops up in the gulf, the sales will be over. I did a lot of shopping on-line for generators. Sam's club has good prices & good units, some Honda powered, some Briggs, some Chinese. I was hesitant on the ones from Pep Boys & Harbor Freight with the Chinese engines, but I know people that have them & have had no problems with these Briggs knock-offs. They don't have to run much anyway, I guess & the price is right.
Just my .02 Happy Hunting.
If you want it to set for a long time and be able to service it, run non stop, and carry a load using 1 gal per every 8-10 hours.................Honda. Spend more and be certain it will start on the first pull. I own several Hondas and Bobcat Millers for comercial use. The hondas will out work the others in the ground without break downs. I ran 2 Honda eu2000i's for 8 days straight running a fridge freezer, lights, and a 110 ac. Refueled durring the running several times. One gal per 8-10 hours no noise.