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HELP - Picking a Cheap CPAP to start with!
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Please be aware that the purchase of prescription only items without a prescription is illegal in the United States. While we may, at time, point someone in the direction of places where such purchase can be made, we do not officially condone this activity.

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That said, I encourage you to save up your money and get a cleaned, sanitized, known-to-be-working unit from Supplier #2. They have S9 Autosets for $379. For slightly more you can get a brand new one (599). Their sales page is long but it can be narrowed down by hitting Ctrl and F then entering in the name of the machine. Like "autoset" or "DS560" (Phillips' machine).

You have had sleep apnea for a while. Do not make the mistake of getting a machine that won't work for you or one that is not data capable just because you just got the diagnosis. Sit back. Breathe. Save up some money. Ask about masks. Do your research. Money is tight so don't toss it at the first machine to look at you and wink.
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I have a prescription.

My doctor is the one who suggested these two craigslist items.
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(01-27-2016, 12:22 PM)thcguy12 Wrote: My budget it about $400 including the mask and machine.

I went and looked at all the ones you suggest at that link - they are like $500, $600, $800, sometimes over $1000.

We don't have that kind of money in our budget - we struggle to make our bills and mortgage payments.

Need a cheap option.

For $400 you can currently buy a top of the line Philips Respironics System One Auto CPAP. This machine is fully data capable and can help you to successfully titrate your pressure requirements using it's auto intelligence and full efficacy data. I know you'd need a mask in addition to the machine, but this is worth the cost. This machine is currently being heavily discounted because it is being replace by the Dreamstation series.

You can find them new at Amazon and at Supplier #2 listes as an open box item. Get it!

As far as prescriptions, your doctor told you that you need machine, get the prescription for an auto CPAP, mask and supplies. Explain you're not using insurance. It should cost your nothing extra, and it will make Paula so happy.

Good luck, and we can help you get off to a good start that you will want to stick with.
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(01-27-2016, 07:50 PM)thcguy12 Wrote: My doctor is the one who suggested these two craigslist items.

That's fine. The reason the craigslist link was removed was because it violated our commercial links policy which is part of the forum rules.

If you have further questions on the forum rules, please send me a PM (Private Message) and I'd be glad to explain.

Thanks. Smile



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(01-27-2016, 12:22 PM)thcguy12 Wrote: My budget it about $400 including the mask and machine.

I went and looked at all the ones you suggest at that link - they are like $500, $600, $800, sometimes over $1000.

We don't have that kind of money in our budget - we struggle to make our bills and mortgage payments.

Need a cheap option.

Maybe look into a rental program , or a bank loan with payments you can afford on a monthly bases, I realize a grand is a lot to put out on a tight budget....But your health is also important don't ignore that, but don't waste your monies on cheap equipment either it will cost you more in the long run. it's tough!
Good Luck!
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