What To Do With CPAP Machine Not Needed?

by Aleisha P.
(Oklahoma City, OK)

I have had two sleep studies. In the first study I was diagnosed with sleep apnea and was given/sold/whatever a CPAP machine.

The short of it is that the whole thing was a shady operation (in which I was given several contradictory answers and figures) so I decided to get a second opinion.

In the second study it was determined that I decidedly do not have sleep apnea.

So, now I'm stuck with this machine. I doubt seriously if I can sell it. If I can legally, that would be fantastic, but again...doubtful.

So what can I do with the machine now that I know I don't need it? Thank you in advance for any information you can provide.

Answer

Selling CPAP machines online has been a tricky business for many of CPAP users. The "legality" issue is one of the main drawbacks.

For example, ebay appears to have strict requirements on auctions of CPAPs. Another famous site was cpapauction, which it had a big text on the home page that they're ceasing operations immediately, and they are not accepting new registrations or listings for sale.

As far as I know, it is illegal to sell a CPAP in the US unless you are a licensed provider and have a valid medical prescription.

However, I found that there are some websites where you can sell or buy used CPAP machines, such as:

What Else To Do With Your CPAP Machine


I know that you honestly trying to help someone else while making a couple of hundred bucks, but not many people succeed selling used CPAP machines.

Who knows? Maybe you're going to end up donating it to someone. With today's world economy...maybe donating is not such a bad idea.

You can also go to SleepGuide.com and write on their forum that you have a CPAP machine for sell, and if there is someone interested, he/she will contact you.


I hope it helps. Don't be afraid to comment back.
Remy Thierry
Founder of Sleep Apnea Guide


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Note: ResMed has stopped the S9. There is an inherent problem with bearings in the motor relating to possible problem at factory. They all are ceasing to work at 3 a 3.5 years. You can confirm this yourself at ResMed corporate. I did yesterday. Ugh.
Joy

919-301-0481
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Not illegal
by: Anonymous

It is perfectly legal to sell your cpap machine in the US. The laws address businesses; sellers of new machines. Used machines are not regulated. What they do regulate is who is allowed to change the settings on the machine. You, as owner, can change your own settings. Otherwise, you would have to have a prescription to have someone else who is legally authorized to do such settings (i.e. PA, Nurse, PT, doc).

I sold my old Cpap to another person. I could not legally change the settings to match his needs, but I COULD tell him how to change the settings himself if he so wished to match his current prescription or needs. He also had the option of taking his new-to-him machine to his doctor to have him/her do the new settings.

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Yes you can
by: Me

There is NO law that says you cannot sell your own cpap/bipap machine. What the law says is that other people cannot make the adjustments to the settings - only you or a doctor or registered PT can make those adjustments. Lots of folks list their cpaps on Craigslist, Ioffer and others - unfortunately most of them list ridiculous prices. Look at the prices of online retailers and then cut that in half and you have a starting point for used current model cpaps. Even less for the older models.

Range? A low use (under 1000 hours) Resmed Auto S9 is going to range between $275 and $350. Those are reasonable prices! Someone asking more than $100 for an even older Resmed machine (i.e. S8) is dreaming in the wind. These machines don't have the wave data, no warranty, older algorithms and aren't a deal unless they are low usage under $100. The seals are old, so even with no usage, they won't have the lifespan of a current machine.

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used bipap machine available
by: Anonymous

Here is my problem. I would not mind giving my machine which was replaced by a new one, because I have insurance, thankfully. However, I do not know how to determine if a person here on this site needs a machine, or wants one they will turn around and sell. If you know you have sleep apnea you must have been tested. There needs to be a way to centralize this to avoid fraud and ensure privacy in this scary day and age. Open to advice from a reputable foundation.

Mar 09, 2016
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Reputable Place to Buy and Sell Used CPAP Machines
by: Jimmy

CPAPdeals is a reputable website where you can safely buy and sell used cpap and bipap equipment.

Prescriptions are processed for all buyers before they can purchase from another user on the site. Worth taking a look if you need to buy or sell a used machine.

Apr 24, 2015
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Donate your machine!
by: Sara steen

For those of us lucky enough to have insurance that covers our machines (or insurance at all...), check out the sleep apnea association website; the donate machines button is on the top right of the page. The association takes care of finding people who really need the machines. Please consider donating instead of selling!

Apr 07, 2015
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Legally Sell Your Machine on CPAPdeals.com
by: MJones

CPAPdeals.com is an online marketplace for people to buy and sell used machines online. If you try selling it on Craigslist, eBay, Amazon, etc... you may be leaving yourself open for a lawsuit. It is illegal and you are held liable.

CPAPdeals.com processes all prescriptions, guarantee everything sold on their site and they also adjust, calibrate and clean the machine for the buyer. They have a great staff and I had a great experience with them.

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