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What should I do with my DreamStation1?
#31
RE: What should I do with my DreamStation1?
Thank you !
I just sent them an email as well as #22 as mentioned earlier. It’s only 3 months old
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#32
RE: What should I do with my DreamStation1?
Thank you Gideon 
I sent them an email
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#33
RE: What should I do with my DreamStation1?
(05-24-2021, 02:43 PM)Rice95 Wrote: Thank you everyone

Yes I overpaid for the DS1. If there was a significant improvement in the therapy then I would have swapped an already inflated price I spent on the DS 1 for a free Ds 2.
It sounds like there are not any improvements---OpalRose mentioned the DS2 advanced option as a possibility of having more of the features of the the Air Sense 10 Auto.

I'm really stuck here. Yes my doctor only has his pockets as his interest and not my health or well being. Thats why I was bamboozled with the DS1 purchase through my doctor. I could have bought 2 Air Sense 10's .  

By the time Philips is forced to return money from a lawsuit I'll be due for a new machine. I have not had issues with debris yet in my chamber. 

UGH

There has not been a significant change to the Philips Respironics therapy algorithm in 20 years.  Seriously, the model before the M-series did the same things. There have been changes in form-factor, humidification, and comfort items, but the Philips Respironics DS 2 is still an evolution of many models before it, not revolutionary.
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#34
RE: What should I do with my DreamStation1?
Thank you Sleeprider. Live and learn as a newbie. I know a lot more than I did when I started thanks to you all. 

Maybe a new Airsense is in the cards someday soon. All I need is money.  Oh-jeez
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#35
RE: What should I do with my DreamStation1?
@Rice95 - I understand that Second Wind (see them on the supplier list) sells new-in-box and very slightly used equipment quite reasonably. I have not used them myself but have read good things. This may be worth considering.
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Thank you !! I’ll check them out !
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#37
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(05-24-2021, 08:22 PM)Rice95 Wrote: Thank you !
I just sent them an email as well as #22 as mentioned earlier. It’s only 3 months old

Forgive me for not reading the entire thread.  Are you renting this machine?  If so, hand it back to your DME and tell them you'd like to cancel your rental.
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#38
RE: What should I do with my DreamStation1?
(05-27-2021, 08:01 PM)Hydrangea Wrote:
(05-24-2021, 08:22 PM)Rice95 Wrote: Thank you !
I just sent them an email as well as #22 as mentioned earlier. It’s only 3 months old

Forgive me for not reading the entire thread.  Are you renting this machine?  If so, hand it back to your DME and tell them you'd like to cancel your rental.
No, I unfortunately bought it …and I was bamboozled by my doctor and paid more than twice what it’s worth
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#39
RE: What should I do with my DreamStation1?
One of the basic lessons we have learned here is not to use a doctor with in-house sales or DME services, a.k.a. one-stop shopping. Insured individuals should always select from a list of in-network providers published by their insurance. Medicare patients should verify their doctors and DME are "participating suppliers" which means they "accept assignment". This means they accept payment by Medicare as payment in full.
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#40
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Bummer. So sorry to hear it.

Lesson learned: if you're going to buy out-of-pocket, at least get a better price by buying from Amazon or one of the suppliers.
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