04-25-2014, 05:31 AM
(This post was last modified: 04-25-2014, 05:39 AM by DeepBreathing.)
Whoever quoted you $3000+ for an APAP is having a lend of you! Even with our inflated prices here in Oz you shouldn't pay more than about $2,400 for a complete Resmed package including humidifier mask and hose. Have a look at the supplier list (link at the top of the page) and shop around the Australian ones. I see Supplier No 13 has the current F&P Icon apap for $1700. Even better, look at buying the machine from the States and having it sent over - half price or better! Several of the suppliers on that list (eg No 10) will ship to Australia.
By the way, if you're satisfied with your fixed pressure machine, why are you considering an autoset? There's quite a big price difference here, but I see supplier no 10 actually has the Resmed S9 autoset cheaper than the (fixed pressure) S9 Elite. Weird, but a bargain.
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Thanks Paul. So glad I found this forum! Will go look at supplier list.
Thanks Paul. Very glad I joined this forum!
Only considering auto as most medical advice says it is a better option.
Welcome Little black duck, I agree with Deep breathing, I think your husband shouldn't be concerned with the mechanicals, it is more whether you want a data capable CPAP or not and whether you want the comfort features of an auto versus a straight CPAP. A friend of mine bought an Elite without humidifier for less than $1,000. If you get it from Australia you can normally get the insurance rebate but if you get it from overseas you can't. Most of the time it is cheaper to get it from overseas and forget about insurance. Let us know what you end up with.