Why you should not buy hyperbaric chamber on ebay
Why you should not buy a hyperbaric chamber from ebay. Hello my name is Dr. Louis Hlliard and I have over 15 years of clinical experience in hyperbaric medicine. In this article I hope to help you understand how important it is not to buy a hyperbaric chamber from ebay. This article could help save money, health or life.
The first thing you should understand is that a hyperbaric chamber is a Class II medical device. The manufacturing, sales, and recertification of chambers are regulated by the FDA and should only be sold by approved resellers. It is illegal to sell used Hyperbaric chambers on ebay by private sellers. All used Class II medical equipment has to be inspected and recertified by the manufactures and certified inspectors. If you buy and it is not properly approved for resale you could be wasting your money and putting yourself or someone you care about in banger.
Absolutely you should never buy a used hyperbaric chamber off the ebay platform. You could be putting yourself or someone else’s life at risk. All used hyperbaric chambers have to be recertified by the manufacturer and inspected by certified people only. If you buy a chamber that is not certified by the manufacturer, if someone was to get hurt or even die, you can be held liable facing fines and jail.
Risks taken when you buy a hyperbaric chamber on ebay
- No warranty
- No control safety testing
- Equipment Not recertified
- Possible faulty or missing equipment
- No History of owners and or repairs
- No legal recourse is someone is hurt
- 100% liability is on you
- After 30 days no refund
- You may lose buyer protection because of possible illegal purchase
When buying a used hyperbaric chamber off ebay you could be buying a death trap. Don’t be fooled, thinking you are saving money. In the hyperbaric industry cutting corners to save a few bucks is not worth it. It is important that you only buy from a reputable reseller with experience. Do not be fooled by a private seller or salesmen that will tell you anything just to sell their used equipment. If you’re going to buy used, only buy an inspected, recertified chamber from a certified reseller, only. There are very few certified resellers that are able to offer this service.
When buying a hyperbaric chamber on ebay
- Don’t Buy from a private seller
- Don’t buy “Like New”
- Don’t buy used
- Don’t buy without all the documents.
- Don’t buy if not recertified or Brand New
- Don’t buy if it has been sitting around unused for over 1 year.
- Don’t buy if over 5 years of age
- Don’t buy if from another country
- Don’t buy without prescription
Don’t set yourself up for failure buying off ebay. You have no way of knowing the condition or if all parts are functioning correctly on a chamber. The equipment may seem simple but if not functioning or if used incorrectly it can cause bodily harm or death.
Quick Story: I got a call from a customer shopping for a hyperbaric chamber. He began to tell me that he purchased a chamber off of ebay (I will not mention the manufacture) from a private seller. The seller listed that the chamber was in perfect working condition, “Like New”. The shopper saw pictures, video after emailing the seller he was very excited and purchased the chamber from ebay. The chamber looked perfect. It took the buyer over a month to finally use it. He went in for the first time and all seemed to go well at first, he fell asleep. While asleep the compressor quit, the valve closed and no more air was going in or out. The new customer wakes up in a hot sweat, choking and gasping for air. He had to open the chamber immediately gasping for life. When he tried contacting the seller, he would not accept the return and the buyer was left with a dysfunctional chamber that almost killed him and lost over $9000. If you buy a chamber from ebay it could end up costing you more.
Where should you start when shopping for a hyperbaric chamber? Whether you are looking to buy a new or used hyperbaric chamber it is best to start at the top. Atlanta Hyperbaric Center is a certified reseller of multiple manufactures, AHC is the reseller of choice for doctors, universities and hospitals across the country. Dr. Louis Hilliard has over 15 years experience in HBOT. You are guaranteed that every used chamber we sell is inspected and recertified by certified inspectors. AHC, guarantees quality and safety with all chambers and has a perfect safety record with all equipment. All of our equipment is made in the USA.
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