Diabetics have to check their status regarding their condition constantly. You will have test kits that assist you in doing so. IT is usually for people with diabetes to have many of these strips in their possession. 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 have a relatively short life span. 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. Different insurance covers also tend to avoid paying for the purchase of these strips. This is where you come in. You have the option of selling them those extra strips, or of throwing them away.
Most diabetics will stock up on a lot of these strips, to cater for their needs in case they cannot get some more later. 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. Such boxes are good 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 scenarios point to the fact that there are plenty of opportunities to supply test strips to those who need but cannot buy at retail prices.
Anyone can sell these strips, as long as they legally own them. The buyer can be anyone, and they do not even need a prescription for this. It does not matter whether they are labelled as not for sale. That label applies to retailers. If however your stock comprises of strips that have expires, or in boxes that show signs of damage, or broken seals, you cannot expect to sell them. Only those in good condition shall sell. Their expiry date also needs to be a long way off, about six months on the lower side.
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 thus have to choose the dealer you will work with. When selling, look for a dealer that will be upfront with the payments.