StuUnderPressure wrote:My AirCurve 10 VAUTO did come with both a slot & an SD Card
I picked it up 9-15-17
I think that what is happening is that DMEs are robbing the SD cards out of the machines and then telling people that ResMed no longer ships the machine with a card and then will kindly sell you that SD card they stole out of the machine.
I can't imagine that ResMed would stop including the SD slot ...it would require revamp of whole manufacturing system and why incur the expense.
Besides...not everyone lives where the cellular system works...and some people are going to turn airplane mode on just out of general principle.
Now will ResMed start shipping without SD cards...who knows but so far they don't seem to be omitting the cards.
I think the DMEs are robbing them to resell and make an extra buck. I don't have any proof but I don't really need any given the past history of most DMEs and the lies they tell.
If I remember I will ask my DME the next time I get a mask part...he won't lie to me...has no need to. They are supplying ResMeds right now and he would know.
Believe me, you can bash DMEs all day long & you will never hear me defend them.
They deserve whatever you can dish out.
But, in this case, I think it is ResMed who is the culprit.
In another thread started by someone else, I listed documentation provided by ResMed that ResMed
is the one who is in fact NOT providing SD Cards in some instances.
"I" am still not sure which machines come without
Don't have time at the moment to find that thread - but I will look for it later.
My DME confirmed that when I picked up my AirCurve 10 VAUTO on 9-15-17.
Had I not already been aware of that practice, my DME confirming it would not have meant squat!
My DME did say however that all
AirCurve 10 VAUTOs always come with an SD card.
As for DMEs taking the SD Cards & selling them to someone else later, I can only tell you I have gotten replacement ResMed SD Cards from 2 separate DMEs in my area at NO COST.
They never asked my name or whether I had purchased my machine from them.
I said I needed a replacement SD card & they just gave me another 1
In another thread quite some time back, I commented that "they handed out SD cards as though they were handing out Halloween candy".
Yes, I think that some DMEs would do that!
But, the little money they could make on this would be far outweighed by the negative onslaught they will receive from those who do not get SD Cards with their machines. For that reason alone, I believe most DMEs will not play that game.