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Last week I happened to be coming home from a doctors appointment in a town I usually dont venture to for anything and while stopped at a light I looked over in this shopping plaza at a pawn shop that had generators, bikes, and compressors outside for sale. I NEVER go to pawn shops, you really take a chance buying anything engine powered there. Against my better judgement I turned around and checked the place out. While looking at all the large Honda generators a guy walks out and asks if I had an interest ( they were priced way too high). I said no I was looking for stuff needing repair. He mentioned he had a Honda that was theirs from a good customer that said it ran and worked fine but they could never get it started and if I wanted it for $100.00 it was mine. So he pulls out this almost new EB3000c Cyclo converter unit thats only a few years old and clean. These are $1500.00 new. I got it for $50.00. I came home and put it on the bench and sprayed carb cleaner into the intake, nothing. Thinking this was too easy I removed the oil cap, low on oil! Topped it off and it started first pull! The thing is so quiet its amazing, I could run it all night without bothering the neighbors plus its clean power for the flat screen TV and my computers. I ran it with a load 20 mins and changed the oil then ran it out of gas and sprayed silicone lube in the gas tank to protect it. Then I listed my China Honda knock off I got for free on Craigs and got $150.00 for it and not only got a Honda now thats almost new but put $100.00 in my pocket. Sometimes life just goes our way.
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