For sale: One CPAP, slightly used
Do you snore? So asks a classified ad that appeared in the pages of Uncle Henry's this week, a regional catchall publication of anything you could ever hope to buy, sell or trade (the co-worker who handed me the ad was herself trying to unload some copper tubing).
The seller is offering up the machine, complete with hose and mask, for $400, a steal considering they paid $2,000 for it new.
I am going to go out on a limb here and suggest that the seller tried the therapy and didn't like it. It's noisy, it's uncomfortable, it's definitely un-sexy. For every CPAP success story we read (or write) about, I wonder how many hidden failure stories are out there. Would a different mask have helped this person? Did he not get the support he needed from his provider?