Diabetics have to check their status regarding their condition constantly. There are test kits designed to help you along. Those who have this condition will always have plenty of these kits around. They may have tested many of these brands until they found the best one for their usage. This means that they still have the other brands stored and not to be used. These test strips were not designed to last forever. They tend to find their way to the trash cans if left unused for long.
These strips are highly priced. The disease, however, does not discriminate who it affects, as anyone is susceptible to it. There are also insurance companies that do not cover the cost of these strips. If you have extra strips, you can fill this gap. You can avoid throwing such usable strips in the trash by selling it to them, and make something out of it.
There is the common practice among people with diabetes to keep more strips than needed, as the supply might dwindle in future. If this has been going on for a while, it gets to a point where there are more boxes present than there ever will be used. If you also happen to opt for another brand for whatever reason, there shall be usable but unnecessary older brands sitting in your shelves. Diabetes during pregnancy is another example of redundant strips when the stage passes. The remaining boxes are prime for selling. It may also happen that your loved one who had diabetes passes on, leaving behind a sizeable stock of those boxes. All these cases point to the presence of a large stock of perfectly working test strips that may end up being wasted.
There has to be legal ownership for you to consider selling these strips. Anyone can also buy these test strips, without the need for a prescription. The sale can still happen, even if the boxes are clearly marked as not for sale. That label applies to retailers. In case you have boxes that show signs of damage, have reached their expiry date, or have their seals broken, you will not find a willing buyer. Only those in good condition shall sell. They also need to have a minimum of six months before expiry date.
There are dealers who buy such boxes, to give out for free as charity to those who cannot afford them, or to sell them at a much lower price than retail. In the end, those who cannot afford them will have a chance to do so. You have the option of choosing whichever dealer you wish to trade with. It is important that you find one who will not have an issue making the payments.