Why is it, when I take a look at Craigslist I usually see machines that are several years old, and two generations back, and an undisclosed number of hours (which I assume is probably high, or maybe not, if it was the machine Aunt Gertie got in 1998 and never plugged in), but folks think it likely that somebody will pay an outrageous price?
"ResMed S8 Elite II CPAP Machine with H4i Heated Humidifier
"Gently used CPAP machine. For sale 800$ or best offer. Email or call and make an offer but not too low. Will not go much lower than stated price."
Is it ignorance? If they are on CL then they can surely see far newer S-9s and even S-10s listed for way less - half in fact. And other ads right next to them for S-8s at $100. Do they really think that what their insurance paid ten years ago is still a reasonable measure of market value? (Anybody interested in a Pentium-II based PC for just less than $2,300? It has like a 10 GB hard drive and 128 MB of RAM! Windows '98!)
I would never do it, but you kind of want to reply and just say, "Um, you know, you can get a factory new S-9 Autoset for like $700, don't you, dude?"
Just a rambling thought about the perceived value mindset...
There is an S-6 out there right now for only $350 ..... Just sayin'
Some of them were probably told by their DME that their S8 Elite machine cost $2500, the humidifier was $300, the masks were $250, the hose was $80, etc. Then they saw the DME's bill before the insurance knocked it down to $1000 for the package.
Then they don't realize that an S8 vs. an AirSense 10 is like a 1980 model car vs. a 2015 model car.
Then they might just be hoping to find a sucker.
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