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What to do with old equipment

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PhyllisK +0 points · almost 4 years ago Original Poster

I have an old ResMed CPAP from around 2007 (that's a guess) that hardly got used. I am now with a new CPAP and under the care of a sleep doctor. I have had this old machine and moved it with me four times. I am tired of looking at it in my closet and no one at the DME provider can tell me how to get rid of it. The last time I asked my provider, she said hopefully I could find a missionary who could take it to some third world country because they are really needing them. That is just laughable, and maybe she was making a joke and I was too tired to pick up on it.

Anyway, any suggestions?

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bonjour +0 points · almost 4 years ago Sleep Commentator

IMHO when you have some time set it up as close as you can to your current machine. Why? A backup. What are you going to use if your current machine dies tomorrow night?

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PhyllisK +0 points · almost 4 years ago Original Poster

Good point. I'll try it. Thank you.

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Sherry +0 points · almost 4 years ago Sleep Commentator

If you have a Medical facility in your town who serves patients who are uninsured or underinsured as a ministry or with grant money, you may check with them to see if that may have a use for it.

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sleeptech +0 points · almost 4 years ago Sleep Enthusiast

If you are a little more mercenary you could probably sell it quite easily. There's a roaring trade in second-hand CPAPs.

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Sierra +0 points · almost 4 years ago Sleep Patron

Yes, one big attraction is that used CPAP's don't need a prescription.

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PhyllisK +0 points · almost 4 years ago Original Poster

Good idea to try and sell it. I really have no information on the machine but would anticipate that anybody willing to buy a used CPAP would know what he's doing. It's worth a try. Thanks

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Sierra +0 points · almost 4 years ago Sleep Patron

This is a company that may buy it, if it is not too old.

SecondWind CPAP

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