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Sotakethepressuredown Offline

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Post: #21
RE: Philips or Resmed?
Thanks everybody. My new Resmed autoset 10 arrived yesterday. No issues with customs, well packed and excellent Comms from the seller. $650US plus $60 odd for postage and insurance. That's a big saving over the local price of $2100!
05-01-2015 07:32 PM
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Moriarty Offline

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Post: #22
RE: Philips or Resmed?
I hope it goes well for you.

I don't know the rules in WA but here in Qld I get to have an 'M' stamped on my drivers licence and have to carry a certificate from my GP saying that my OSA is under control...

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05-02-2015 05:43 AM
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Post: #23
RE: Philips or Resmed?
In WA we're supposed to notify DoT but there doesn't seem to be any specific process other than notification. It's written up on their website here: https://www.transport.wa.gov.au/licensin...ition.asp#

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05-02-2015 06:58 AM
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Sotakethepressuredown Offline

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Post: #24
RE: Philips or Resmed?
So the GP said if I was a truck driver there might be a problem. The Specialist said don't worry about it. My 2 yearly aviation medicals are far more thorough than whatever DOT might dream up. I know I feel so much better on CPAP than off it, so the stick approach is not needed in my case. I will need to tell CASA though via my DAME at my next medical. AHI was 1 last night according to sleepyhead software, so far so good. Specialist also said mandibular splint and lose 15kg would be an alternative to CPAP if I find it too hard. Only way I will lose 15kg is if they sew my lips together. Lol
05-02-2015 07:23 AM
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Post: #25
RE: Philips or Resmed?
(05-01-2015 07:32 PM)Sotakethepressuredown Wrote:  Thanks everybody. My new Resmed autoset 10 arrived yesterday. No issues with customs, well packed and excellent Comms from the seller. $650US plus $60 odd for postage and insurance. That's a big saving over the local price of $2100!

Holy cow, that is a savings!! Thank goodness for you! If you need fitting information, I noticed that many online dealers even will talk to you via Skype. My guess is your supplier does as well, which will help if you have troubles. Take care! Happy Sleep!
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05-02-2015 01:30 PM
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Post: #26
RE: Philips or Resmed?
(04-13-2015 04:32 PM)OMyMyOHellYes Wrote:  What's aHolden?

I don't put any faith in a Ford .....

OMMOHY

(04-13-2015 08:04 AM)DeepBreathing Wrote:  G'day Sotakethepressuredown, welcome to the forum. Both the Resmed and Philips are great machines - it's a bit like Ford or Holden really. In your situation I'd seriously consider OpalRose's advice and check out the American dealers. There's a link to a list at the top of each page on this forum. You will probably not get a refund from HBF but the American prices are so low that you will still come out ahead.

It's a disgusting situation, especially considering the Resmeds are made here in Australia and you can get them OS for half the local price.

On the other hand, he didn't say which one was like a Ford and conversely which was like a Holden.

Definition "Holden": A common misspelling of the term "Texas Holdem."

Hope that clears it up.
05-02-2015 02:09 PM
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Moriarty Offline

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Post: #27
RE: Philips or Resmed?
(05-02-2015 06:58 AM)DeepBreathing Wrote:  In WA we're supposed to notify DoT but there doesn't seem to be any specific process other than notification. It's written up on their website here: https://www.transport.wa.gov.au/licensin...ition.asp#

The Queensland process is here
https://www.qld.gov.au/transport/licensing/update/medical/

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05-02-2015 10:32 PM
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Post: #28
RE: Philips or Resmed?
(05-01-2015 07:32 PM)Sotakethepressuredown Wrote:  Thanks everybody. My new Resmed autoset 10 arrived yesterday. No issues with customs, well packed and excellent Comms from the seller. $650US plus $60 odd for postage and insurance. That's a big saving over the local price of $2100!

Is the $2100 USD or Australian? What is it in USD?
05-02-2015 11:04 PM
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Sotakethepressuredown Offline

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Post: #29
RE: Philips or Resmed?
The $2100 is in Australian $$. That is what the local suppliers charge.
05-03-2015 12:15 AM
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Moriarty Offline

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Post: #30
RE: Philips or Resmed?
(05-03-2015 12:15 AM)Sotakethepressuredown Wrote:  The $2100 is in Australian $$. That is what the local suppliers charge.

That's around USD$1600 at .76 conversion rate.

I paid AUD$1650 for a new Respironics Series 60 Auto with Heated Hose from a supplier in Brisbane. That was about $700 cheaper than the price I was quoted from my local supplier in Toowoomba. They wanted the chance to match it but I don't do business that way - I asked them for their best price first up and they blew it.

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05-03-2015 03:37 AM
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