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Discussion in 'Knee Replacement Pre-Op Area' started by AmeliaP, May 13, 2019.

  1. AmeliaP

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    Back for more advice. I can’t seem to find much info in my area about renting a Game Ready—rental costs, sources, possible insurance coverage, etc. Can anyone give me rough ideas about typical rental costs? I’m also considering purchasing a used Game Ready (I’ll likely need a second TKR in a few years as will a relative so the investment might be worth it) but I’m trying to compare the costs for renting vs. purchasing. I have a Breg Polar cube. I’m concerned that the coverage area is too small. Is the Game Ready that much better to warrant the cost? All opinions and assistance are welcome!
     
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    @AmeliaP ,
    I'm working through the process with Game Ready right now for my RTKR on June 12th. Here's a link to their website. https://gameready.com/
    If you click on the "Get Game Ready" tab you will find various options for rental and purchase. If you give them your email they will send you info on the process and prices.
    Good luck!
    ~Cynthia
     
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    Hi I hired GR for 2 weeks then used my own Aircast (not a breg). There was a clear difference. GR was much better. But (theres always a but), I didnt really need much more cryotherapy. By the end of the 2 nd week rental period I was using GR only really once a day. Thats why I didnt extend the rental period (cost $200 per week, Im in New Zealand). Even so. I noticed the big difference.
    If I had owned one I would have used it sporadically from week 3. I returned to work and also fly as part of my job and that caused some swelling. The aircast managed it but not nearly as effectively as GR.
    I understand GR has a filter you need to clean and the rental company also tested compression between rentals (but dont know anything more about maintenace or repair).
     
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    I looked into it last week, as my TKR is May 21. The email they sent me quoted $60 a day. I also had already purchased the Breg Polar Cube but was wondering if the Game Ready was a better option. Unfortunately, I can't stomach $420 a WEEK for Game Ready. :sad: I know I'd likely need/want it for 3 wks, and the cost is just astronomical, in my opinion.
     
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    Its such a big outlay. At least you have something and it has good reviews so dont worry. Ice and compression was the answer for me (and elevation, but not quite so impt for me as long as my leg was not in a sitting position).
     
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    @Rockgirl4

    Wow, that's expensive. I am in the process here in Australia and is costing $770 for 2 wraps and machine for 1 month. So that is like $US 500 ! Our dollar sucks ! :loll:
     
  7. AmeliaP

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    Update on Game Ready: I finally heard back from the company and was quoted a price of $60 a day, which seemed astronomical to me. After I passed on it, explaining the price was too high, I received another email offering me an “introductory special”. I pay for 5 days and they pay for 9. So, for a two week rental, it would be $300. I wish they had told me that initially. Between their first email and their second, I sought out other options and bought a used one online. I hope it works...
     
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    @AmeliaP Can I ask what you ended up paying for the used one online?
     
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    @AmeliaP,
    I bought a used one online through Facebook Market Place. I picked it up yesterday. It works like a champ! I hope you have good luck with yours.
     
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    @Rockgirl4 I don’t mind telling you what I paid but please keep in mind that I think I may have really scored here so you might not want to compare to what I paid. I had seen them on eBay for $1399 and up (way up). A local guy listed one on Facebook Marketplace for $1000 but he never responded to my messages. Given the rental prices and what they cost new, both options seemed reasonable. Still expensive, mind you, but not horrible. I finally just started scrolling through OfferUp and found one someone had listed for $440 more than 9 months ago. Later it was reduced to $400. I texted him just in case it was still available. He responded! He would take $350. Yay! But he was in another state, would have to mail it, etc. Oh no! So...I took a huge risk, sent the money, and hoped for the best. Sometimes you just have to trust. It just arrived a bit ago. Looks great. I still need to try it. Either I got the deal of the century or an expensive life lesson. I’ll keep you posted.

    If you rent one, make sure you find out about their “introductory special” (see previous posts). Huge difference in price! If mine doesn’t work, I may be calling back about that intro price.
     
  11. AmeliaP

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    Thanks, @Cynof4. Glad you found one on Marketplace. Keeping my fingers crossed that mine works!
     

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