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Help me pick from 2 cpap machine options!
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OpalRose Offline

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Machine: PR System One REMstar Auto 560 with A Flex
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: AirFit P10 For Her
Humidifier: REMStar heated humidifier with heated hose
CPAP Pressure: Auto Cpap 10-13 AFLEX 1
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Started CPAP Therapy October 23, 2014

Sex: Female
Location: Northeast Ohio, USA

Post: #11
RE: Help me pick from 2 cpap machine options!
Try "The American Sleep Apnea Association". ASAA

Google it...they have a program that may be able to get you a free machine. May be worth looking into.

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(This post was last modified: 01-28-2016 12:53 PM by OpalRose.)
01-28-2016 12:47 PM
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Machine: DreamStation Auto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed AirFit P10 and PR DreamWear
Humidifier: DreamStation + heated hose
CPAP Pressure: 9-16
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncorePro Other Software

Other Comments: Used Respironics REMstar Pro with C-Flex for 11 years and ResMed S9 Elite loaner for 3 months

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Location: Mississauga, ON, Canada

Post: #12
RE: Help me pick from 2 cpap machine options!
Hmm, suddenly your option #1 does not look that bad.
Other than ASAA (see post above), you can have a look at Supplier #2 (look at the "Supplier List" at the top) - they often have good deals going and you can expect support and warranty.

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I reserve the right to change my mind. Why? Because tomorrow I may know better.
(This post was last modified: 01-28-2016 01:44 PM by GPSMapNut.)
01-28-2016 01:42 PM
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Machine: S9 Autoset
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Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 14-20
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Location: western NC, USA

Post: #13
RE: Help me pick from 2 cpap machine options!
As I said in your other thread, wait, research, and save up. Don't toss your money at the first machine you find.

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01-28-2016 03:29 PM
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Sleeprider Online
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Machine: Resmed Aircurve 10 Vauto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Airfit P10
Humidifier: Resmed Climateline
CPAP Pressure: Auto Bilevel 18/9, PS 3
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead EncoreBasic

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Location: Where they make Respironics

Post: #14
RE: Help me pick from 2 cpap machine options!
I have a retired M-series Auto. They are very capable, comfortable machines. The downside is they use a Smartcard to record data, and the only way to access that is to use a special card reader (Mako Infineer DT3500 USB) which costs $59.

Supplier #2 offers used machines with a warranty, and that might be a better bet for you. Also the newer generation Philips Respironics System One 60 series Auto machines are available new for $400 on Amazon and at other locations (I know, too much).

I bought a PRS1 Auto for $200, and a PRS1 Bipap Auto for $350 last year on Craigslist. Check your local Craigslist ads, and use SearchTempest in order to search for machines outside your local area but nearby. SearchTempest is a national search engine for Craigslist listings, and you can enter terms like Resmed S9 Autoset, or Remstar Auto, and get lots of results. If you are not a smoker, beware of buying from anyone with a smoker in the household. The odor is not easily removed. Also, lots of people have a ridiculous idea what these machines are worth...be ready to negotiate. Meet in a public place where you can plug the machine in to complete a transaction.

Get a new mask. Many of the online sellers offer a 30 day return if it doesn't work out, and using someone else's mask is just not a great idea. You seem to have enough knowledge to complete a good transaction. The deals you have found so far are not exceptionally good. Keep looking. Also, fill in your profile so we know of your general location, and we can try to alert you to any deals.

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01-28-2016 05:44 PM
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I_will_never_sleep_again Offline

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Machine: Resmed airsense 10 elite
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Dreamwear
Humidifier: unsure
CPAP Pressure: 16rx now using 13
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Was diagnosed after multi A-fib events at night

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Location: indiana USA

Post: #15
RE: Help me pick from 2 cpap machine options!
It's like buying tools. If you buy the cheap one, eventually you go back and buy the better one. Then you spent more than if you would have just bought the best one to begin with.
This took me awhile to learn when I was younger.
01-29-2016 10:46 AM
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Terry Offline

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Post: #16
RE: Help me pick from 2 cpap machine options!
(01-28-2016 11:28 AM)thcguy12 Wrote:  Respironics M Series Auto Cpap

I'd skip this one. It's old and doesn't have a normal memory card.

I'd also stay away from anything that's near or over 5 years old. The machines (all?) contain a non-user-replacable battery, like what's used in a car-alarm key fob or garage door opener, and the battery isn't good forever.

You can also check around and ask your friends and relatives. It's entirely possible you can get a machine for free. A lot of people keep their old machine for a "spare" when they get a new one from insurance.
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