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Question using PayPal to buy cpap from craigslist
I am looking into getting a good deal on craiglist using paypal. I understand there is protection if it turns out that the product is not sent. Any specail steps I need to take to insure everything will be ok. They did mention they would ship for $10.

I will say so far the ad itself looks ok, I left a message on voice mail and the womans voice sounds ok and I did a search with the phone number through whitepages, found the address and went to google maps. The home is big and beautiful in a high class area. This part has me feeling pretty good so far.

Have not talked with them yet and just want to have all my ducks in a row.

Any advice?
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10-13-2016 09:14 PM
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RE: Question using PayPal to buy cpap from craigslist
I have done a couple Craigslist transactions. I prefer to conduct them in person, and failing that get a friend or acquaintance to check it out. Paypal offers some protection, and they can get back funds from attached credit cards or account balances. I would insist on a shipping tracking number and insurance. Use the goods and services payment option, and the seller can create a shipping label on Paypal. That gives immediate tracking information to both of you. Do not send the money as a gift, donation or personal.

CPAP machines do not seem to be a big source of fraud, but have a conversation that leaves you comfortable that you will get something shipped. Don't be afraid to ask if the seller was the user of the machine, if anyone smokes in the house, and you can even ask them to turn on the machine and go through the setup procedure to get the actual blower hours (get a CPAP setup manual for this model and learn how to get into the menu http://www.apneaboard.com/adjust-cpap-pr...tup-manual If they will do this, you can tell they actually have the machine in front of them and it works. That's pretty hard to fake. They may not be able to do everything you ask, but it will tell you a lot about the seller. Or, you could ask them to snap a picture of the machine and send it to you by personal message. That means they are sharing their phone number and showing you a machine in their home. That's not bad verifiation, and you may be able use photo meta data to verify when and where the picture was taken.

Good luck! Where is the machine if you don't mind?

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RE: Question using PayPal to buy cpap from craigslist
In North Carolina.

I was going to ask them to check the hours. They did say it was low hours and in excellent condition. It's an S9 Autoset. It looks like to get to the hours you press the "i" tab in the upper right corner of the display and then I assume you might have to scroll to the service page using the dial. I assume the numbers I need to know are called Run Hours?
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RE: Question using PayPal to buy cpap from craigslist
Don't assume. I think to get machine hours you have to be in clinician mode. Press control knob and home button at the same time, then go to the information screen. Get the manual.

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RE: Question using PayPal to buy cpap from craigslist
I have the manual. It appears that what I said is what needs to be done. It's a little confusing as it seems some of the info is not there but would be obvious if it was in front of you and tried it.
10-13-2016 09:48 PM
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RE: Question using PayPal to buy cpap from craigslist
Just checked looks like you're right. Touch the setup button (with two little checkmarks) and the dial for 3 seconds. Then touch "i". After that the way it looks if it doesn't show up on the first screen I guess you would scroll using the dial. At least that's all i can figure out from it.
10-13-2016 09:57 PM
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RE: Question using PayPal to buy cpap from craigslist
Looks like you've got it. Maybe someone with a S9 can confirm where Machine hours are found.

Even if you don't get that far, you still have valuable information as you will hear the machine being manipulated. I think you're in good shape to discuss it and pick up if the deal is real or not, and that's really the point.

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RE: Question using PayPal to buy cpap from craigslist
ResMed S9 setup mode instructions:

http://www.apneaboard.com/resmed-s9-cpap-setup

How to find Machine hours-- thread for S9 machines:

http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-...-ResMed-S9


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RE: Question using PayPal to buy cpap from craigslist
Actually one need not enter clinician mode. Press i. Then rotate knob 2 clicks. Run hours at top of list.
Rotate knob back 2 clicks; then push i to back out.

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RE: Question using PayPal to buy cpap from craigslist
Thanks everybody! What a great site and what great people here!
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