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Newbie question - should I buy my FIRST machine online or from a local distributor?
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(04-25-2016, 12:18 PM)kowlooner Wrote: As for machine longevity, I guess it’s a bit of a crap shoot. Does that sound about right Mongo? Hopefully whatever I get lasts a long time. Or a really short time if I turn out to hate it. It looks like they really make their money on the refills. The old Gillette model with replacing filters, cushions etc on a fairly frequent basis.

A good article on failure rates. Early and End of life.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bathtub_curve

I like your last sentence. I heard it phrased as: "They give away the razors because the money is in the blades." I'm not sure that applies to CPAPs as there are many generic filters and hoses.

Kindest regards,

Mongo
This Veteran is medicated for your protection.
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Mongo, interesting chart. Never seen that before. Makes sense though. Thanks for the input and feedback!
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