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.
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