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CPAP disposal
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Having obtained an Airsense 10, and having my S9 ready for backup and travel, I'm wondering how people dispose of unwanted machines? I understand that they are a prescription item and can't be given away. So, should old machines just be trashed? The old M series model isn't wanted anymore.
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#2
Depends upon your local laws. In most metro areas, they have electronic waste roundups.
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(09-24-2016, 10:09 PM)justMongo Wrote: Depends upon your local laws. In most metro areas, they have electronic waste roundups.

I'll just call a local provider and see what is usually done here.
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#4
If i knew a friend with apnea and a prescription id gift it to em.
Pretty sure you can give stuff you own away as you see fit
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#5
you could see if Supplier #2 would want to buy your cpap. otherwise they have a program for donating cpaps to the needy. worth checking out I think.
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(09-25-2016, 01:12 AM)Ghost1958 Wrote: If i knew a friend with apnea and a prescription id gift it to em.
Pretty sure you can give stuff you own away as you see fit

The BATF&E has a different opinion regarding certain types of personal property.
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#7
A serviceable older machine can be given to charity, a friend or sold for a few bucks so someone gets what they need, at a price they can afford. The police won't show up at your door, you made someone happy with a free or good deal, and you get to feel good, or spend some beer money. Any of the above options makes more sense than trashing or e-wasting a useful device. If your conscientious bothers you, leave it in the closet or hit it with a hammer and do the e-waste thing. Your loss.
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#8
Hi gasparama,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Before you toss the old machine, you might check with Supplier #2 and see if they will take it.
Good luck to you as you continue your CPAP therapy.
trish6hundred
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(09-24-2016, 08:45 PM)gasparama Wrote: Having obtained an Airsense 10, and having my S9 ready for backup and travel, I'm wondering how people dispose of unwanted machines? I understand that they are a prescription item and can't be given away. So, should old machines just be trashed? The old M series model isn't wanted anymore.

You could list it on Craig's list as a giveaway (be sure to list the machine hours). You can SHOW the person how to change the settings, but you technically cannot change the settings for him/her. If nobody wants it after a month, then just bring it wherever you would bring your old microwave for recycling.

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#10
Donate it to a not-for-profit hospital affiliated sleep practice. They always have indigent patients that they want to get onto CPAP who are un or underinsured. You can get a tax deduction and put the machine to good use.
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