Sunday, August 19, 2007

SPO CHECKMATE 1000 Fingertip/Finger Pulse OXIMETER NEW

While it's not hard to find a pulse oximeter on eBay, always pay attention to the fine print, especially when it comes to purchasing stuff that is subject to rules and regulations that you probably wouldn't think that much of. Even though the auction purports this item to be ideal for athletes and pilots, there's a little disclaimer halfway through the auction...

The following is a mandatory eBay declaimer for ALL medical device sold on eBay. You are free to purchase this finger pulse oximeter. "The sale of this item may be subject to regulation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and state and local regulatory agencies. If so, do not bid on this item unless you are an authorized purchaser. If the item is subject to FDA regulation, I will verify your status as an authorized purchaser of this item before shipping of the item."

The plus side, they're probably not going to rip you off, although it's still something worth considering before making your purchase on eBay.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That statement about the FDA is required by eBay, even though it doesn't apply to the CheckMate oximeter. The CheckMate is an over-the-counter oximeter, and does not require a prescription. It is also not regulated by the FDA. This is an example of idiotic eBay rules, not anything fishy on the part of the seller.