marketing, kipor

Submitted: Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 05:46
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seen kipor sets on ebay and they were yellow, but yesterday at anaconda store they were the same red as the hondas.. no raveing from me about prices or prefs but isnt it amazeing how a dash of paint goes so far in convincing the minds unsure that the choice of a kipor is going to be ok.....when people are on edge , it doesnt take much too tip them one way
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Reply By: Member - John R (NSW) - Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 06:38

Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 06:38
I think the red ones are the square wave gens (less featured) whereas the yellows are the Honda equivalents.
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Reply By: Member - Mike DID - Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 07:26

Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 07:26
Kipor makes two types of "Digital" generators in the 1000kVA range.

The cheaper Red Tg series - KGE980Tc maximum output 0.72kVA, 10kg
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and the more expensive Yellow Ti series - KGE1000Ti maximum output 1.05kVA, 14kg
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The Yellow one is 9db quieter, uses 55cc instead of 37cc motor.

Mike
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Reply By: Wizard1 - Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 11:04

Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 11:04
Sorted in two series,i.e Ti series (Yellow SINEMASTER) and TC series (Red CAMPINGMATE).

Doesn't appear to be a marketing ploy but a different model standard within the make.
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Reply By: tonysmc - Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 12:28

Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 12:28
Not Kipor, but K-mart is selling a genny now for $599 with it states you can use a laptop etc with. Maybe a copy of the copy? I think I would feel better buying it at kmart than on ebay because if you have trouble you can just walk into one of their stores for an exchange or money back.
Tony
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Follow Up By: tonysmc - Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 15:54

Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 15:54
Just had a look K-marts web site, the genny is call a scorpion.
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Reply By: TerraFirma - Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 14:11

Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 14:11
Yes I think whats happened here is that some of the larger retail chains such as Kmart or Anaconda have approached the distributors of Kipor about custom models for their markets. Obviously differentiated by Red and different wattage ratings these are aimed at the entry level market. I recently broke 2 of the rubber feet on my 3000ti and I believe this part of the generator is not built anywhere the quality and robustness of Honda and Yamaha, although the engine side of things they have been faultless so far. Mcfarlane Generators have been a great help with sourcing replacement bits for the Kipors.
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Reply By: Derek from Affordable Batteries & Radiators - Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 20:18

Monday, Apr 10, 2006 at 20:18
Have a look at the new range of Engel ones. Honda parts and assembled by Engel as I understand.

The 1000w is $1299.00 (Good buying if you compare others)

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Reply By: Muzzgit (WA) - Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 00:22

Tuesday, Apr 11, 2006 at 00:22
Yeah, but I can only scrape together $800.00, so the Kipor 1000w looks good to me. Considering some are paying $98.00 at Bunnings for those noisy cheapies, I recon the Kipor is a good buy compared to the Honda or Engel, at over $1200.00
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Follow Up By: TerraFirma - Friday, Apr 21, 2006 at 14:03

Friday, Apr 21, 2006 at 14:03
You occassionaly come across the Kipor 1000ti's on Ebay, 2nd hand for $490, new for $690.00. Some change out of $800..
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Friday, Apr 21, 2006 at 15:05

Friday, Apr 21, 2006 at 15:05
The GMC cheapie is far from noisy!
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Follow Up By: Alloy c/t - Friday, Apr 21, 2006 at 16:13

Friday, Apr 21, 2006 at 16:13
GMC 57db under load at 7mtr vs Kipor 58db under load at 7mtr ,, your bed partner when camping fa-ts louder after a feed of bush made stew. ,, or if a lady passes "wind" to warm the sheets.
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Follow Up By: TerraFirma - Friday, Apr 21, 2006 at 16:31

Friday, Apr 21, 2006 at 16:31
There is no way known a GMC 2 Stroke generator is quieter than a Kipor, thats horse S___.! Are you reading printed specs or have you actualy measured the 2, because I've heard both running. When the GMC started and ran it was a like a lawn mower. The Kipor hummed away, the difference is ridiculous, trust me..
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Follow Up By: Alloy c/t - Friday, Apr 21, 2006 at 17:11

Friday, Apr 21, 2006 at 17:11
TerraFirma , read the reply ,,UNDER LOAD , @ 7mt the cheap GMC is quieter than the Kipor ,, not at start up .... in practical use at 1/12th the cost.
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Reply By: Member - Mike DID - Friday, Apr 21, 2006 at 19:48

Friday, Apr 21, 2006 at 19:48
The Yellow Kipor 1000kVA Sinemaster is selling for $625 Buy-It-Now on eBay.

Mike
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