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RE: Question using PayPal to buy cpap from craigslist
Lanco, all the best with your purchase...!
10-14-2016 10:50 AM
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RE: Question using PayPal to buy cpap from craigslist
I purchased my backup S9 paying via Paypal. The protection is good only if you send the money as a PURCHASE, not a gift or personal.
10-14-2016 10:51 AM
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RE: Question using PayPal to buy cpap from craigslist
Hi Lanco,

Good luck with your purchase of the new machine.

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10-14-2016 03:20 PM
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RE: Question using PayPal to buy cpap from craigslist
Purchasing a CPAP machine without a prescription is illegal here in the US. We can help another member in figuring out the quality of a used CPAP. We can help another member learn where to find used CPAP machines. But we cannot hold their hand and guide them through the purchase of it.

If you wish to purchase a used CPAP machine, that is up to you. We can help you with questions regarding quality and what may be best for you. But that is it.

(yes, it is a thin line we dance, but, ah, we have shiny dancing shoes for it)

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10-14-2016 09:33 PM
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RE: Question using PayPal to buy cpap from craigslist
(10-14-2016 09:33 PM)PaulaO2 Wrote:  Purchasing a CPAP machine without a prescription is illegal here in the US. We can help another member in figuring out the quality of a used CPAP. We can help another member learn where to find used CPAP machines. But we cannot hold their hand and guide them through the purchase of it.

If you wish to purchase a used CPAP machine, that is up to you. We can help you with questions regarding quality and what may be best for you. But that is it.

(yes, it is a thin line we dance, but, ah, we have shiny dancing shoes for it)

Actually it's illegal to sell a class II respiratory device without a prescription. Show me the regulation that prohibits purchase or affects the consumer channel.

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10-14-2016 10:32 PM
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RE: Question using PayPal to buy cpap from craigslist
Just for clarification, for a CPAP sale to be considered "illegal" in the U.S., one of the following criteria must be present:

1. The seller is not a licensed DME.
or...
2. The buyer does not hold a valid prescription for CPAP.

Either event will technically make it an "illegal" sale. But I'm pretty sure the law (FDA regs) holds the seller responsible for 1) meeting the DME licensing requirement and 2) ensuring the buyer has a valid prescription. I don't think there are any penalties to the buyer in any case, even though the regulations state that the buyer must hold a valid prescription.

The burden of abiding by the FDA regulations for the above 2 criteria lies with the seller, not the buyer, in other words. Sellers of Class II medical devices are the ones who are regulated, not the end-users of those devices.

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10-14-2016 11:15 PM
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RE: Question using PayPal to buy cpap from craigslist
Yippee! I scored big. This seller is as good as gold. Turns out she's in the medical field herself and is selling a relatives cpaps. Without me asking, she told me it had 76 hours on it and how to push the buttons to find it. I practically stole itDielaughing

I had her send me a pic of it, but it was obvious is wasn't necessary. I had originally asked about using Skype but she didn't have that. She had already turned down a sale from a dealer because she wanted somebody without insurance to have them.

Many thanks to everybody for their great suggestions on all aspects of my situation. Without it I very likely would not have attempted it.

Extra thanks to Sleeprider for posting the search engine you use.

Looking forward to getting my new cpap, for sure.
10-15-2016 01:32 AM
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RE: Question using PayPal to buy cpap from craigslist
(10-14-2016 10:50 AM)Newbee2016 Wrote:  Lanco, all the best with your purchase...!

Thanks Newbee2016 hope it all works out well. All of this seems to be kind of a shot in the dark. You just don't know til you try it and it doesn't make any difference what works for somebody else. Just like life in general I guessDont-know
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RE: Question using PayPal to buy cpap from craigslist
Lanco, I think you will really like the new machine. It should help you to get the comfort and therapy you've been looking for, and it didn't break he bank...much success to you!

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RE: Question using PayPal to buy cpap from craigslist
ADMIN NOTE: The posts discussing CPAP prescription/DME regulation have been split off into their own thread, here:

http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-...regulation

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