Buying an Oxygen Concentrator on a Shoestring Budget

Of course, money shouldn't stand in your way of receiving the oxygen therapy you need, but your options may seem very limited if you don't have much money to work with. Oxygen concentrators come in a wide range of prices, depending on the type, the brand, the built-in features, accessories included, and where you buy them. Getting the oxygen concentrator you want and need at a great prices should be a priority, but you need to be careful when shopping for a great deal.

You have a couple options for buying an oxygen concentrator for a lower price than you normally would, for a brand new model. You can check out the used oxygen concentrators in our store, or you could try getting financed. If an oxygen concentrator is used, it doesn't mean it was used for a long time and is now heavily depreciated and will soon need major maintenance.

Buy Gently Used or Refurbished

Buying used from an accredited retailer is your best bet. You should never buy from a private seller, only because you can't be sure what you're getting into. There are just too many risks that aren't worth saving money, on something that your health depends on.

Since not all used concentrators are the same, you will need to talk to a sales representative to see how long each concentrator was running, and how long you have left on the manufacturers warranty. We also have refurbished models, that have been fully serviced with replacement parts, and have been tested to be sure they are running exactly how they need to.

Financing Options

If you have decent credit, you should be able to get approved to make payments on the oxygen concentrator of your choice. Before you do this, it's important make sure you will have enough money each month for your payment. We have options for “Bill Me Later” through PayPal, 2 or 3 year financing plans, or 90 days same as cash. You will need to talk to a sales representative first to decide on the oxygen concentrator that is right for you, as per your doctor's prescription, and your lifestyle needs.

After you've chosen your concentrator, the sales rep will help you decide on the financing plan that works best for you. Next, you will fill out the credit application, and the proper and signed documents are sent to our financing partner.

If you are approved and the final papers are completed, you will receive your concentrator and its included accessories through the mail. This route is worth it for many people who might not have all the money saved up at once to buy the oxygen concentrator they need. You also have 30 days after you receive your concentrator, to decided whether or not it's actually right for you. If not, you can return it for a full refund, or exchange it for a different one.

About Scott Ridl: Scott joined American Medical Sales and Rentals in 2008 as a Web Manager and Content Writer. He is a writer and designer. He is extensively trained on oxygen therapy products from leading manufacturers such as Inogen, Respironics, Chart, Invacare, ResMed and more. Scott works closely with respiratory therapists and oxygen specialists to educate the community about oxygen therapy products, COPD, asthma and lung diseases. He writes weekly columns and is passionate about educating the community on oxygen therapy and respiratory issues.

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