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Buying a machine?
#21
Yes, I would like to know where you can buy a new S9 Autoset and the Quattro mask at those prices too!
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#22
(05-23-2012, 08:19 AM)Emeraude Wrote: Yes, I would like to know where you can buy a new S9 Autoset and the Quattro mask at those prices too!

Don't think there's anywhere in the US (online or locally) where you can get those kinds of prices. Best now is around $850 for a new S9 AutoSet.
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(05-02-2012, 11:22 AM)Snoozin Wrote: *My first post* :-)

... As with the OP I had to purchased my resmed S9 from the USA due to the hugely over inflated prices here in Australia.

The good news is at the moment you can purchased a new machine etc from Supplier #10 and have it delivered here in a week for $99. You do not need a prescription. I also took advantage of the postage costs by ordering a few other things, such as a cpap pillow, cleanable H5i tub, and hypo filters. As for warranty, this company will ship a brand new machine if anything goes wrong at no extra cost (apart from sending the old one back) and the warranty starts over again from day 1. So no need to wait to get things fixed.

For second-hand machines, Supplier #2 also ships to Australia and no prescription required. Postage is $79.00. Warranty however would require you to send it back and wait for repair, plus pay to have it sent back to you.

There's some great info in this thread, which I really appreciate. I'm new to all of this, and trying to sort out how the system works in Australia.

From what I can see, Supplier #10 DOES require a prescription on machines and some masks. Has that changed since you ordered yours? Will they take prescriptions from outsidet the US?

Thanks,

Dooley
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(06-14-2012, 12:32 AM)Dooley Wrote: I'm new to all of this, and trying to sort out how the system works in Australia.
Hi Dooley
I have just placed an order for some supplies from secondwindcpap (Supplier #2) which they come very highly recommended by members of this forum also they have the best prices for new and gently used (low hours) S9 Autoset packages which include humidifier and climate line. Most cases they don,t ask for prescriptions but if asked your Australian prescription will do nicely.
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#25
Thanks for the warm welcome and the helpful answer Zonk! I just posted a new thread with more of my story and a number of questions, so maybe when you have a moment you can take a look there, since they are mostly related to dealing with this in Australia.

Cheers, Dooley
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(05-02-2012, 11:22 AM)Snoozin Wrote: *My first post* :-)

I just wanted to thank 'abradley' for the info on myus.com. I had never heard of this service before... what a fantastic idea that company came up with :-)

As with the OP I had to purchased my resmed S9 from the USA due to the hugely over inflated prices here in Australia.

The good news is at the moment you can purchased a new machine etc from Supplier #10 and have it delivered here in a week for $99. You do not need a prescription. I also took advantage of the postage costs by ordering a few other things, such as a cpap pillow, cleanable H5i tub, and hypo filters. As for warranty, this company will ship a brand new machine if anything goes wrong at no extra cost (apart from sending the old one back) and the warranty starts over again from day 1. So no need to wait to get things fixed.

For second-hand machines, Supplier #2 also ships to Australia and no prescription required. Postage is $79.00. Warranty however would require you to send it back and wait for repair, plus pay to have it sent back to you.

I know a number of people (from a local forum) who have used both of these companies and had no issues to date. I myself have only ever dealt with Supplier #10

Regards,
Sn

I am looking to buy a CPAP and masks but all the suppliers that I can find require a prescription. You guys are mentioning suppliers that do not require prescriptions. How do I find those suppliers?
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(08-03-2012, 03:09 PM)Alienman Wrote: I am looking to buy a CPAP and masks but all the suppliers that I can find require a prescription.
welcome to the forum Alienman
In US a prescription is required by law. You can try craigslist and you may be able to buy masks parts on ebay.

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#28
(08-03-2012, 03:09 PM)Alienman Wrote: I am looking to buy a CPAP and masks but all the suppliers that I can find require a prescription. You guys are mentioning suppliers that do not require prescriptions. How do I find those suppliers?

Zonk is correct: you must have a prescription to purchase CPAP in the U.S. Perhaps other countries do not require a script, but the U.S. does. If you live in the states, I would not advise you to attempt to purchase one without a prescription as there could be penalties if you're caught.

I would suggest that you simply go to your family doctor and ask for a prescription. The truth is that any physician can write a script for CPAP - they don't have to be a sleep doctor. Also, you are not required to have a sleep study done in order to get CPAP.... although most doctors would like you do have one in order to make sure you OSA before you're given a CPAP.

If you can find a doc who will give you a script for CPAP without a sleep study, (which is really not advisable)... then the next safest route would be to get a data-capable Auto-CPAP so that you can (sort-of) self-titrate your own pressure settings.

But again, if you suspect you have sleep apnea, it's best to get a doctor involved and to get at least a home sleep study (which can be much cheaper than an in-lab overnight study).

Good luck. Coffee

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#29
Welcome

Yes it is the same here in the UK your machine and mask is free in this country but you need to go through the proper channels to get one. You first need to see your doctor who will then send you to see a specialist who will then send you for sleep trials.

DC
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#30
Supplier #2 even has a page with a prescription form for you to fill out for your GP Doc.

Rich
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