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klm49
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USA
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Posted - Feb 25 2021 :  5:53:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just curious if anyone here keeps a spare O2 Concentrator? would you buy a used Concentrator, if so where?

jmrommes
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Posted - Feb 25 2021 :  8:31:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You can probably buy a used concentrator from your provider....if you trust them to sell you a good, refurbished machine. Otherwise, I know Inogen and probably all the others have used ones they'll sell.

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Jocopd
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USA
265 Posts

Posted - Feb 26 2021 :  09:38:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I purchased a used concentrator from a company in Florida. The first one wasn't working as I thought it should and smelled of cigarette smoke so I wrote them and they replaced it free shipping and no hassle with another one. This is the ones you can use in house not a portable.

This was 7 years ago when I first was put on oxygen and not happy with the service I was getting from the DME at that time. SO I bought my own. In fact I was so happy with this company and the concentrator that I also bought a new one from them. So I had one plus the spare.

Now I am on medicare and have a better DME but the two I bought are great for the other end of the house or when I go swimming I can run one of them outside to have oxygen available without having to run back in the house.

Prices may have gone up but if you have a co pay of $20 a month you can buy a used one for less than 2 years co pays. They are super easy to maintain.

Used inogens are all over craigslist and other facebooks sites. Buyer beware.

The total price for the 2 I bought was less than $1,000.00



Edited by - Jocopd on Feb 26 2021 09:42:54 AM
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Jocopd
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USA
265 Posts

Posted - Feb 26 2021 :  09:47:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You will need a script from your doctor to buy one from any legitimate company, my doc had no problem with that.

Looks like they are all sold out now, they also do repairs and handle cpap machines etc.
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Sandy9s
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USA
629 Posts

Posted - Mar 11 2021 :  12:22:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I bought a used SimplyGo machine. It had a minimal warranty which was OK with us. It did fail about 2 years later so we sent it in for repair. While it was gone, we purchased a brand new SimplyGo with a full Warranty Period from a different company. The brand new one failed within the warranty period, so we sent it in and it was fixed free of charge. When it was gone, we used the 1st Simply Go we had purchased.
So -- yes -- I am glad to have 2 Simply Go units.

The only place I use the Simply Go units is in the car coming and going from anywhere so that I don't use up my portable D or C tanks.

At home, I use the normal 1-5L concentrator.

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rjh-spokane
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USA
89 Posts

Posted - Apr 01 2021 :  02:51:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I was real lucky as a person in my area bought all the things that a DME had when they went bankrupt. He had a 5 litre one with only 150 hours on it and as he saw I had a real need for one he sold it to me for only $100.00. I use it in my camper and also take it to motels sometimes. Interesting was the fact that he sold several to different artists for use with airbrushes.
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