Frequently Asked Questions
Is Selling Diabetic Test Strips Legal?
Yes, it is legal. Many newspapers have wrote stories about how and why people with diabetes are selling test strips all across the country. You end up with a bit of extra cash for what was going to be garbage anyway. And people with diabetes who are less fortunate can purchase testing supplies at reduced rates as compared to what the big companies would charge them.
How Do Diabetics End Up With Extra Test Strips?
There are many ways that a diabetic may end up with extra, unexpired test strips on hand.
⦁ You may be lucky enough to have insurance coverage that provides you more than you need.
⦁ Sometimes, your doctor changes your treatment protocols, so you get a new monitor. Each monitor requires its own proprietary strips, so your old, but unexpired strips are useless to you anymore.
⦁ A temporary situation, such as gestational diabetes, may mean there are extra test strips after the baby is born.
⦁ Your current circumstances may mean that you are controlling your blood sugar better. If so, perhaps you need to test less often and you end up with extra strips.
Whatever the reason, extra strips simply expire and go in the garbage if they do not get sold or donated. As a result, we feel it is not just legal, but it is the right thing to do to make sure your extra unexpired test strips do not just become more landfill!
Once The Test Strips are Sold, What Happens to Them?
Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in the US. People with diabetes can live long, happy, healthy lives as long as they are able to access the supplies they need to monitor and control their diabetes.
Without insurance, with high deductibles, or inadequate income, many Americans can not afford their testing supplies. In fact, the average wholesale cost on test strips has increased up to 70% in the last 10 years.
When you sell your test strips to Strip Flip, we make sure your extra strips are made available at discounted prices to Americans with diabetes who are less fortunate.
Questions And Answers
Questions And Answers
Question: What happens to test strips once I sell them to Strip Flip?
Answer: Your test strips are provided to people with diabetes who cannot afford to pay the over-the-counter retail prices. We sell them at a discount or donate them. We want to assure everyone with diabetes has access to the testing supplies they need to successfully manage their condition, regardless of their income level or medical insurance.
Question: How can I ship my extra strips to Stripflip.net?
Answer: Mail the strips using a prepaid shipping label that we email you, or you can request a FREE, postage-paid shipping kit, or you can mail it yourself and have us reimburse your postage.
Question: What brands of test strips does Strip Flip purchase?
Answer: Any diabetic testing supplies listed here. Note: that Strip Flip cannot accept boxes that are opened or expired. All test strips must have an expiration date at least 2 months away from the current date.
Question: What are the terms and conditions of Stripflip.net?
Answer: Please see our Terms and Conditions Page
Question: Do you buy other diabetic supplies?
Answer: We Purchase the items shown on the website. If you have other items please contact us and we will be able to discuss what you have and if we can purchase it. If we are unable to purchase those items we may be able to get you to a company that does.
Question: Can Strip Flip accept boxes with the pharmacy labels on them?
Answer: Yes. We recommend leaving the labels on. Cross out your personal information with a black magic marker to protect your privacy. NEVER attempt to remove the labels, as this could damage the box and void your payment.
Question: What is considered Damaged?
Answer: Check out our Terms Page
Question: How Do I Get Paid?
Answer: Stripflip.net will try to accommodate every payment option, including: Paypal, Check, Money Order, Walmart to Walmart, Gift Cards, and More.
If you are still unsure of something, please send along your question through our contact page.