01-28-2016, 11:28 AM
(This post was last modified: 01-28-2016, 11:29 AM by thcguy12.)
I have two choices ahead of me for machines in my price range.
I really wanted to not spend a ton at first in case this is something I quit then I wouldn't be out a bunch of money. But at the same time I don't want cheap equipment to hinder me. I really wanted to keep my purchase under $400 max!!! Preferably less - that is like all my savings.
Respironics M Series Auto Cpap
3 generations old...
1062 hours!, Very Clean, Non smoker, attached humidifier and water chamber.
Carrying case included.
Nose Face Mask (may or may not fit me)
Mask Might be additional $100
S9 AutoSet with H5i humidifier
0 hours (brand new), humidifier included, NO MASK, NO CASE, NO MANUALS
$100-$150 extra for mask
01-28-2016, 11:48 AM
(This post was last modified: 01-28-2016, 11:54 AM by GPSMapNut.)
IMHO your Option #2 is so much better that the whole thing isn't even a question!
Worst case scenario, you can sell off the S9 and recover most of the money.
Case? Do you travel a lot? I'm sure it will fit in one of the cases you already have.
Manual? Few seconds with google and you get the user manual. From here, you can get the clinical setup manual and all the help you need.
Remember, xPAP is not a disposable machine - you are going to be stuck with it for next few years. Get the best you can afford.
Everything I post on this board is nothing more than an opinion expressed by an apneak. Normally, it's based on facts and experience but sometimes, I may get things wrong or not have all the facts.
I reserve the right to change my mind. Why? Because tomorrow I may know better.
I was thinking that too but $300 + $100 for mask is going to break the bank and leave us with no savings to fall back on. It means living penny to penny for a bit.
My thought with the cheaper one is I could use it, make sure I am going to stick with it (I quit everything I try), then save to upgrade later (next year). Then keep the cheap one for travel (we go out of town once a month).
I don't know - super up in the air on what to do.
Lady with cheaper one says she has people calling and wanting it and I need to decide. She will also show me how to use it, adjust pressure to my prescription, etc -- which the other store won't - they just sell them.