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Where to Buy Resmed Brand Standard Filters?
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RE: Where to Buy Resmed Brand Standard Filters?
(05-07-2019, 06:10 PM)Stom Wrote:
(05-07-2019, 04:04 PM)Big Guy Wrote: I receive the ResMed branded standard filters. W/o going to the trouble of looking it up, I believe my out-of-pocket cost is $0.21 each.

The standard OEM filters, Resmed part number 36852 for the 12 pack, are hard to find and expensive. A seller on [the big internet retailer] wants $45, and an on-line CPAP shop wants a mere $29 for 12. Still a rip off. Vendor number one tries to trick you when you search for the Resmed part number and offers up a generic 6 pack for $7.49 - cheaper, but still a rip off. So I guess I'm partly wrong. Customers will save money with generics.

I just fell for that at my DME.
Added pack of 12 ResMed to my mask/hose/humidifier changer order. Cash out of pocket/not covered by my benefit plan.
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RE: Where to Buy Resmed Brand Standard Filters?
(05-07-2019, 03:09 PM)PoolQ Wrote: I had been buying HEPA filters off Amazon, but they don't seem to have them any more. They had a "fuzzy side and a quite hard side that was a very fine filter. Love them while they last

I trick I have found on Amazon (no Resmed brand filters sold there). Forget about the Amazon recommended as that is not about quality.
1. find a vendor that has sole hundreds of the product
2. read the negative reviews first. I tend to be skeptical of any that say it just does not work. With this look for descriptions: thin, not as dense as the brand name, chemical smell, doesn't fit...…
3. especially with a product like this, there are very qualified sounding reviewers
4. never buy from someone that has sold 5, no matter what a good price it seems.

If you want brand name only then SPTROUT is spot on. The ones on Amazon are low cost, about $0.25 each. You might consider buying your next pack from the brand name and buying a good choice from Amazon and trying them out. Not really all that high of a cost item to begin with

Some good advice here.  It can be difficult to sort through the noise of these reviews.  In fact, I was about to order some generics from a DME and found a review saying they were thin.  You would think a generic is a generic.
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RE: Where to Buy Resmed Brand Standard Filters?
(05-07-2019, 03:23 PM)srlevine1 Wrote: I found the CF2107HA SUNSET MED HYPOALLERGENIC FILTERS to be an acceptable substitute for the ResMed filter. I agree that the standard filter is inferior to the hypoallergenic version with a tighter denser weave.

Thanks!  I will check it out.
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RE: Where to Buy Resmed Brand Standard Filters?
(05-07-2019, 06:10 PM)Stom Wrote:
(05-07-2019, 04:04 PM)Big Guy Wrote: I receive the ResMed branded standard filters. W/o going to the trouble of looking it up, I believe my out-of-pocket cost is $0.21 each.

The standard OEM filters, Resmed part number 36852 for the 12 pack, are hard to find and expensive. A seller on [the big internet retailer] wants $45, and an on-line CPAP shop wants a mere $29 for 12. Still a rip off. Vendor number one tries to trick you when you search for the Resmed part number and offers up a generic 6 pack for $7.49 - cheaper, but still a rip off. So I guess I'm partly wrong. Customers will save money with generics.

I'd like to know which CPAP shop sells Resmed BRAND filters for $29.  Maybe you could PM me.   There is a difference between quality filters and knockoffs.  If you feel you get by fine with generics, go for it. Works for me in the winter when my windows are closed.  In the summer, I have a huge difference using Resmed brand filters.  My insurance covers them, but getting them out of my DME is like pulling teeth.  It's costing them money though because when they send me the wrong filters, I call them up and tell them to send the right ones.  They have me keep the wrong ones.
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RE: Where to Buy Resmed Brand Standard Filters?
(05-07-2019, 01:29 PM)sptrout Wrote: Vendor #1 does as do most of the others I imagine. I would not personally recommend the standard filter as it is almost useless unless your machine is sitting in a forest full of dirt. The "hypo" version is much denser and will, therefore, catch much more stuff. When I first got my Autoset it came with the standard filter and it never got dirty. I changed to the hypo version and now I have to change it about every month. If you have carpet in your bedroom you do not want to use the standard filter. Kind of like the old days of furnace filters that have been replaced with pleated filters because they catch more floating crap that use to be blown right back into your house or stuck somewhere in furnace land.

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How can you tell if you got hypo filters? The VA gave me a  baggie with around half a dozen filters and told me to change them out every 2 months.
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RE: Where to Buy Resmed Brand Standard Filters?
(05-11-2019, 12:04 PM)Mosquitobait Wrote: I'd like to know which CPAP shop sells Resmed BRAND filters for $29.  Maybe you could PM me.   There is a difference between quality filters and knockoffs.  If you feel you get by fine with generics, go for it. Works for me in the winter when my windows are closed.  In the summer, I have a huge difference using Resmed brand filters.  My insurance covers them, but getting them out of my DME is like pulling teeth.  It's costing them money though because when they send me the wrong filters, I call them up and tell them to send the right ones.  They have me keep the wrong ones.

It was Vendor Number 9 on the list in the Commercial CPAP Supplier List hidden in the Commercial Posts forum. The price was just for a 12 pack of the regular ResMed filters, not the hypoallergenic ones. I don't know for certain they are going to send OEM. I googled the part number and "ResMed" to find them.
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