(05-14-2016, 11:20 PM)eseedhouse Wrote: Well, the reason they sell extended warranties is because they make money on them. If they didn't make money on them they wouldn't be selling them. So if they make money on them where does the money come from? It comes from people who go for extended warranties of course...
If the machine is unreliable it's likely to fail well within the original warranty period. If they don't fail within that period they are likely to last longer than the extended warranty, so most people who buy them will just be chucking money away.
You're partly right. In general, extended warranties are a huge money grab. The exceptions are household appliances and I think the newer CPAP machines. If CPAP machines were "reliable" they'd have standard warranties of 4 to 5 years.
With my old respironics machine, it started to make unusual noises about a month out of the warranty period. It was defective my DME said. Respironics replaced the unit as a "good will" gesture.
Perhaps writing "unreliable" is too strong of a word, but the manufacturers are making the units smaller and the quality doesn't seem to be there compared to the old style of the larger CPAPs.
Any way, at that time I had my CPAP replaced, my DME told me that Resmed normally never has a "good will" gesture and he sells many many different CPAP machines).
Besides, any additional revisions the new unit may have would be available to me once the warranty expired. It would be an extended warranty claim. I get a new machine. I think for me an extended warranty on a CPAP machine is a must. YMMV.
(05-19-2016, 07:24 PM)Zeeez Wrote: It's been a couple of weeks no since changing over from the DreamStation to the AirSense 10 and, after I got them to give me a NEW machine, the AirSense 10 is a very good machine. There have been no issues what so ever. I think that the AirSense 10 is a much quieter machine and the autostart works on the first inhalation as opposed to the DreamStation taking three.
I found the Dreamstation to be a lot more quieter than the AirSense 10. The AS10 has to be really far away from my bed (I have a longer hose) whereas the Dreamstation was right next to it and I had no issue with the noise. Others have confirmed this observation too.