I don't really go to Harbor Freight usually the only way I find out what they have that is not going t break is through forum posts; so this is interesting. Sadly I wont be in the Family homestead next time we get enough snow to take out power. But I will have the BatteryBank solar generator for the car I will be overlanding in full time.That is when the little 900w, $99 harbor freight generator comes in handy. For less than $300 you can have a 3500w generator. Neither is fancy but they work for what they are meant for, emergencies. Because I live in a rural area, it is necessary for me to be prepared for outages which would also effect my water supply. I dont think living in the city is any guarantee of better utility services any longer. The utility companies are not investing in updates because of cooperate structures bleeding off too much money to put in the ceo's pockets. They dont care about you anymore. Rely on yourself for your own security sake !