Valiente, good luck with the new honda. I was looking around for awhile for a portable and couldn't find any deals on a honda. How did you make out in Toronto. Shipping cost ruled out most offers outside of my local area. Costco had this unit online for $40 more than the store. When I called the store they said it is an online offer only. I did see it in the store last summer for $399. When I went to finally buy one, they didn't have it any more. I was recently shopping there and lo and behold here it is in the store for $459
I found prices on generators varried widely. I saw this same unit advertised for as much as $799 plus shipping! That's double the price from Costco! Ebay used items were tempting but decided against importing a chinese product. A product that had gas and oil in it may have caused problems as well.