Picking it up tomorrow morning for $650. As I said, it also includes that nasal mask which is brand new as well, SD card, Carrying Case, hose, etc.
I trust him. I've dealt with enough people online and believe I have learned when to go with my gut feelings about people and believe him to be honest.
In any event, he said he is in the anesthesia field.
I missed what he said about that and will ask again tomorrow, but he said something about how he started his own company selling the masks. Something to do with people when going under for operations not wanting to pay out $75 for masks.
Thats the part I didn't hear. I haven't any idea why when people are having operations, they would be needing to buy a face mask for if they had Sleep Apnea, wouldn't they already have a mask? Therefore, why would they be needing to buy a mask for the operation?
So I believe he is saving his patients money, somehow for these operations where the masks are needed. He mentioned due to this he sometimes gets a couple of machines and sells them this way.
I don't drive and the subway and bus ride to his condo was quite a distance but he was not going to be working in Toronto for a week or so perhaps so I hadn't any choice but to travel out to see him.
At first it was going to be a bus ride from the subway end of the line to a mall so I could plug in the machine and prove to myself it worked, etc.
But after talking to him for some time and firmly believing him to be trust worthy, he offered to meet me by car at the subway station although the downside to that is that there is unlikely any plugs so I really do have to trust him and in doing so I have asked him to open the box tonight himself and just double check that everything does work properly first.
I have until tomorrow morning to decide if I would rather go to a mall and do it the original way but i am almost certain he's trustworthy but I will still give this some thought tonight.
There is a manufacturers warranty with it for whenever an electrical component is sold from the buyer to a second person, it tends to invalidate the proper warranty but these machines are very well made so I am not to worried about it.
If ANYONE of you have had numerous problems with the S9 AutoSet, now is the time to chirp in and let me know if I should be ok with this machine on such a warranty level or not??!!
He asked me if i knew how to change the settings and i said that i belong to a forum of people that do and i can easily learn so I wasn't concerned.
I suppose i could send him an email tonight with my test results and if he does know how to set it, to let him do so???
He joked and asked me since i belonged to a forum, was whether or not I'd be using SleepyHead software and i said I believed so although off hand, I mainly use 2 Macbook Pros and can't remember if they take OSX or Windows, although I also just got a new Samsung laptop and installed Win 7 on it instead of Win 8 which it came with at which point he suggested I actually use the Resmed software, I think it was called?
So fingers are crossed. If all goes well I can sell both my S9 Machines and the 2 together can pay for this one hopefully ;-)
If all goes well when I pick it up, I will be back here tomorrow looking for info on how to set it up.......
Thanks in advance once again to all of you for your ongoing outstanding help!!!!!