Yes, You Can Sell Those Extra Diabetic Test Strips
Diabetes test strips have a relatively short shelf life, which means they may pile up and become useless, having to be disposed of somehow. Sometimes, completely good boxes only end up in the trash.
As anybody who purchases them knows, diabetic test strips are far from cheap. Are you also aware that there are so many diabetics out there who, due to financial constraints, are in desperate need of these supplies? Luckily, there are many organizations that provide assistance, and you can participate in their campaign to help.
Perhaps, when you were pregnant, you were using these strips to test your blood sugar; now that you aren’t, you may have an extra unopened box stashed in your room somewhere. Maybe a family member has moved to a facility and left you with a few unopened boxes. Or maybe your decided to prescribe you another brand before you could open the last box you had of your old brand. Those extra unopened, unexpired test strips boxes you have can be easily sold for cash! Of course, there are a few things to bear in mind before you look for a buyer.
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One, not all brands are equal in terms of demand. Boxes given by Medicare may not be resold, along with expired and damaged boxes, including those with broken seals. Any box that is in good condition, not expiring in less than 6 months (boxes that will expire in 3-6 months can be resold but at a cheaper rate), and of a popular brand is sellable.
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If you’re wondering about finding someone to sell to, don’t worry as there are plenty of dealers out there. These people are in business to make money, of course, but at the end of the day, the result is the same: diabetics who needs your supplies but can’t afford them will be able to get them, either at a discount or totally free. Dealers will often donate the boxes to shelters or a portion of their profit to charities for diabetic patients.
Surely, you’d want to get to know your dealer first before you do business with them, so feel free to shop around before calling someone! As a repeat customer, you may even get special deals.
Before you choose a dealer, do some research. Look for the one that gives you the most generous price for your boxes and will send payment promptly, with lots of ways for you to contact them. Do they have a toll-free number? Check their FAQ page and Terms & Conditions. Will they reimburse your shipping costs? Lastly, call them up and try to get a vibe of the person you’re selling to.