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[Health] New Boy.. What do I need to Know ?
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Machine: A10 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Activa LT
Humidifier: Integrated /ClimateLineAir
CPAP Pressure: 9/13
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments: CPAP since Nov 2010

Sex: Male
Location: Australia

Post: #11
RE: New Boy.. What do I need to Know ?
(10-16-2015 01:08 PM)cate1898 Wrote:  Welcome to the forum Warren Barrett! Good job on finding this forum, it's a wealth of information!! One thing to keep in mind if you're thinking of buying in the US or elsewhere is how it may affect the warranty, but I'm sure zonk being an Aussie will be able to chime in on that.
Plenty of Aussies hang around here, probably comes 3rd in numbers after US and Canadians members

You're right about the warranty, machines have to be sent back to the place of purchase for any warranty issues
Machines are well built and breakdown is rare and if they do, more likely outside the warranty period

e.g. from Supplier #2 http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-CPAP-Supplier-List
Gently Used ResMed S9 AutoSet and Accessories $479 (approx AU $760 include shipping)
New, Zero Hour (Open Box) ResMed S9 AutoSet and Accessories $699 (approx AU $1060 include shipping)
S9 AutoSet is one the most popular APAP, Airsense 10 is the new kid on the block but time will tell if going be as popular as the S9

Warren might need different machine altogether, wait and see what the doctor recommend, they shut at the week-end
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Machine: Resmed Airsense 10 Autoset or PR1 560
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed P10, Amara View
Humidifier: Yes
CPAP Pressure: 8-15
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Australia

Post: #12
RE: New Boy.. What do I need to Know ?
(10-16-2015 12:53 PM)zonk Wrote:  $160 for 6 weeks trail sound reasonable (machine is on the high side) you'll have the chance to trial different masks which is important, normally $160 comes off the price, if you decide to buy the machine from them, but we cross that bridge when we get there

Beside gases, BOC in Australia provide sleep studies and CPAP services

When I did it (rental) through ResSleep it was $300 for 4sh weeks with an Autoset A10 that could be put against the cost of the Autoset 10, which was around $2600. So the numbers sound reasonable in the bubble of crazy Australian prices.

Unfortunately my opinion is that for your primary machine its hard not to "pay the piper" in Oz so you can get some speedy service should an equipment problem occur. If you have a backup machine then I would look elsewhere.

BTW I have not heard/seen of desats at the low level mentioned. Was 50% the nadir?
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