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Oxygen Concentrator Pricing
The pricing on oxygen concentrators can be confusing. We have created an overview to assist customers in navigating pricing options and products and better understand the marketplace.
Home Concentrators and Portable Concentrators are the two oxygen concentrator options.
Portable Oxygen Concentrators:
Portable oxygen concentrators were created to give patients more mobility inside or outside of the home. Some of these machines only provide PULSE only mode (oxygen is sent out in pulse doses triggered by breathing in) and some operate in BOTH pulse and continuous LPM flow. These units are all battery operated, AC Power and DC power (plug into a car cigarette lighter). The units from the major manufacturers are also all FAA airline approved. The PULSE only machines usually weigh between 7 to 10 pounds and the units that operate under both PULSE and CONTINUOUS flow weigh between 15 to 17 pounds. 3 LPM is the maximum LPM flow for any available portable concentrator.
Home Oxygen Concentrators:
Home oxygen concentrators are machines that stay inside the medical facility or home. They are often continuous flow machines (deliver oxygen at a continuous flow measured in liters per minute) and the patient has mobility via a 50 foot tube/cannula. These machines are typically arranged by their liter per minute flow of oxygen (3 LPM, 5 LPM, 7 LPM, 10 LPM, 15 LPM). These machines usually weigh between 30 to 50 pounds and operate through AC power.
The price offered for any product may vary based upon where it is purchased and the quality of the support you will receive. Each manufacturer has established a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. This is the price that the manufacturers have established as their advised price. Many local or small providers will offer the product at this price. What is included for this price will differ slightly, but typically it will include the following:
Portable Concentrators: Concentrator, manual, AC charger, DC charger, one or more batteries, cart, carrying case, manual and manufacturer’s warranty (warranties will vary with the supplier and the purchase price).
Home Concentrators: Concentrator, manual, cannula and manufacturer’s warranty (warranty will vary with the supplier and the purchase price)
While the manufacturers always allow a distributor or retailer to sell a product at any price they desire, many request that suppliers ONLY publish on their internet sites the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) or the Minimum Advertised Price (MAP). This MSRP or MAP pricing is usually NOT the correct selling price, so it is vital to call or e-mail the retailer.
What are some of the major differences between suppliers?
Answer: Most people buying a new oxygen concentrator do not want to think that the unit will fail. Not so, it has been our experience that particularly the portable concentrators get used (and carried around) so they do sometimes have issues and require maintenance. One of the major differences in cost is the height of support and guidance you receive AFTER the sale.