Pumps: Replacing Them

Melissa Dawn
By Melissa Dawn Latest Reply 2008-09-02 07:18:01 -0500
Started 2008-09-01 11:50:57 -0500

So I've had my pump for about 1.5 years now, and its still working great. Still, I always like to plan ahead — how often do you replace your pump? When you replace it, do you actually have to pay the full price again or do most companies replace it for you at a partial cost?

Whatever you know could help. Thanks! :)

Tags: devices

2 replies

Amy Tenderich
Amy Tenderich 2008-09-02 07:18:01 -0500 Report

Hi Melissa,

Many of the vendors have "upgrade" programs when the come out with new models that have new features, etc. So you can get a new pump long before your old one dies at a discounted price. It's up to you how important it is to have the newest bells & whistles.

Best,
AmyT

John Crowley
John CrowleyCA 2008-09-02 05:03:11 -0500 Report

Here's what I know.

If you stay with the same manufacturer, they will give you kind of a "trade in" credit. And I believe your insurance will pay part of the cost. When we looked into it, I think we would have been able to replace the pump for $700 to $800 out of pocket cost. (But it's been awhile, my memory could be off.)

We're not planning to replace it though until we have to. We got lucky that our son's pump had a problem right before the warranty expired, so they provided a replacement pump at no charge. Hopefully, we'll get several years out of this one.

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