I bet I could load up a trailer rig with 200 generators (buying for $1k each) and sell them off the back of the rig in the affected area for $1,500.
Within six months, I bet the state passes legislation to limit generator sales, and hinder the normal guy from getting one.
Yup; you probably could.
But you should be asking 2k to 2500 each, they would still go like hot cakes (cash only).
When most of those people lose their power AND their “DEVICES” don’t work, they have a tendency to go a little bit over the edge.