(10-02-2013, 06:03 PM)PsychoMike Wrote:
(10-02-2013, 05:38 PM)PaulaO2 Wrote: Personally, I would not deal with a DME that did not allow me to try out masks. It's like the Chevy dealer letting you look at the cars but not test drive any.
In my case, local DME #1 will let you test drive....but they break out their #1 pick, you try it, you take it home and try it, if it is a "no" you bring it back and they open #2 and the cycle repeats.
What local DME #2 has going seems to work pretty dang good....I eliminated several weeks of trying, driving back-and-forth, paying for parking etc. by being able to go for an hour and get at least a rudimentary testing of the masks done (sitting in the driver's seat and taking them for "a little drive around the lot" to keep the car analogy going) before taking the first preference for a full test drive.
Me50. it does certainly suck that you don't have a DME close and that they don't "test drive" the masks better. Do they at least have a return policy so if it isn't the right one, you are in the same sort of boat as my local DME #1?
My DME was like #1 above - 30 days to return *any* mask (no refund) but full credit towards a new mask (but the original 30 day clock is still ticking) - could not try on any mask willi-nilly, had to land on one based on what you and they said, and go from there.
Plus, the pricing for cash was *higher* than what they charged insurance - roughly double what a given mask goes for online (but they won't give you the service we will) - what service?
In some 14+ years I never met a DME I didn't dislike for some reason or another - and I love Amazon and a listed vendor too...
*I* am not a DOCTOR or any type of Health Care Professional. My thoughts/suggestions/ideas are strictly only my opinions.
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