Will You Buy a CPAP Machine/Anti Snoring Machine on Online Stores

Hi awesome OZbargainers,will you buy a CPAP machine/Anti Snoring Machine on online stores like Ebay ,Amazon etc.
What is the most important factor you will consider to buy such a device?
Your valuable suggestions are warmly welcome!

Poll Options Fri, 21/06/2019 - 00:00

  • 17
    Price
  • 3
    Safety & Reliability
  • 3
    Professional Aftersale Support
  • 3
    Life-time warranty
  • 1
    Others

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Comments

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    My dad uses one, will go based on pricing as he is told what to get by his doctor so wouldn't deviate much from the brand/model.

  • -2 votes

    No.
    Because I don't need one.

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    I don't need one but if I did, I would want to try it on first before buying so that would rule out getting it online.

  • +3 votes

    Ok, who initially misread 'CPAP' ?

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      There's a business in my local area that has a couple of cars with "CPAP DIRECT" on them in big letters. Worst acronym ever.

  • +3 votes

    I bought one. On Amazon. Philips Respironics Dreamstation Auto CPAP machine. $400 USD vs $2000 AUD. Works brilliantly.

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    i purchased mine from secondwind back in 2014 the usd was almost the same as the AUD.
    Just had a quick look their prices have gone up since then, BRought a new resmed s9 for $800 back then. A new one listed on their site for $1249 + postage costs. ouch!

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    My dad ordered a CPAP machine from the USA 10 years ago. Still going strong today. Funny enough its an Australian brand which was half price compared to buying locally. We bought it from CPAP.com. Getting spare parts/consumables is not an issue.

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      That’s really interesting to me.
      cpap.com is one of the sites which specifically said that they would not sell me a machine because I live in Australia.

  • +1 vote

    I think the real question is would you buy a chinese brand CPAP machine at gearbest?

  • +1 vote

    My mum bought one online from US. From memory it was direct from the US website rather than via eBay
    It was the same brand as the Australian ones (in fact I think it was an Australian brand), and was WAY cheaper from the US, even factoring in postage costs. AUD is not as good as back then, but I think the price difference was so great it would still probably be cheaper. You could check if they have international warranty (I can't remember if the one we bought did).

    Don't forget to use a credit card with no international transaction costs to purchase (e.g. 28 degrees)

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    from gearbest? certainly not :)

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    I would have no problems buying off of ebay or similar once I had narrowed it down to what I needed. I have a Resmed S9. Be aware that if you want to claim through your private health insurance you will need a tax invoice. Key factors for me are quietness, pressure ramp up and automatic (vs fixed). I believe that the Resmed S9 has been replaced by the Resmed Airsense 10.

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    How long do you use these CPAPs?

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      If you buy one because your sleep doctor has told you that you need one, you use it until the doctor says that you don’t need it any longer.

      Or, do you mean how long each night?
      If that’s what you meant, theoretically, every time you lie down to sleep. If you sit and sleep, you’re unlikely to need a CPAP machine.

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    When I went to purchase my CPAP machine, no U.S. online retailers would ship any machine to Australia. I’m not even sure that they were willing to ship accessories to Australia. By accessories, I mean the mask, tube and things like that.

    I eventually purchased my machine and accessories from an online retailer in Australia. He mainly dealt with demonstrator machines, but I saved about 50% off retail.