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Where to buy power generators online

Prepare for the unexpected with portable and standby generators.

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From weekend camping trips to emergency use, powering up with your own portable generator is handy — and we’ve listed the top retailers where you can score one.

Whether you’re after affordability, utility or free shipping, we’ve compiled them all into one easy-to-find guide.

Amazon: If you thought shopping for power electricity couldn't be fun, think again.
Amazon offers the chance to harness some serious power. With options from generators and inverters, to solar and wind power — plus generator accessories — Amazon will get you up and running in no time. Prime members enjoy free two-day shipping on most orders.
  • Free shipping over $25
  • Free returns
  • No financing options
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Cabela's: Shop portable and standby generators in every budget.
Cabela's stocks a large selection of all types and brands of power generators, and in a variety of price ranges. For a limited time, the company is offering free ground shipping with no minimum purchase amount, or get free two-day shipping on orders over $50.
  • Free shipping over $50
  • No free returns
  • No financing options
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Home Depot: Get all charged up at The Home Depot.
Portable. Solar. Battery. Gas. Inverters. Whole-house generators. Wherever your electricity needs fall short, The Home Depot has a genny waiting for you. Choose from trusted brands, and even get help setting it up. Opt for free shipping to your nearest store for pickup, or possible two-day delivery to your home.
  • Free shipping over $45
  • Free returns
  • No financing options
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Lowe's: Put an end to dark days with your own genny from Lowe's.
If being out of electricity really hertz, Lowe's can help you out. Top brands across across many categories will brighten your situation. Choose for free pickup at the store or home delivery.
  • Free shipping over $49
  • Free returns
  • No financing options
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Walmart: Let Walmart renew the spark.
Get a charge out of the hundreds of brand-name generators in stock. Most available for free delivery or curbside pickup.
  • Free shipping over $35
  • Free returns
  • No financing options
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What’s the best generator for home use?

The average homeowner should be able to get by with a portable generator in case of temporary power outages. However, if you have large equipment to run in case of an emergency, you may need a larger standby generator.

There are several types of portable generators, including solar-battery-powered, gas-powered and inverter generators. Take a look at our portable generator guide to weigh the pros and cons of each type and see a roundup of top sellers.

Our top picks

WEN 4-Stroke 98cc 1550-Watt Portable Generator
WEN 4-Stroke 98cc 1550-Watt Portable Generator

Walmart

DuroMax 12000-Watt Gasoline/Propane Portable Generator
DuroMax 12000-Watt Gasoline/Propane Portable Generator

Lowe's

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