FAQ

We get asked questions all the time about what we do, and how we might be able to help.  The following is a list of our most commonly asked questions.  If you are still unsure, or would like more information, we’d love to talk with you!  Contact us at any time: 520-344-3276 or tyson@tucsonteststrips.com

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Is it legal to buy and sell test strips?

Believe it or not, we get asked this question a lot.  The answer is easy: YES.  We do not buy or sell any medications for managing diabetes.  We simply buy and sell the glucose test strips, which is perfectly legal.  It’s a great service that makes monitoring diabetes affordable for many people who otherwise could not afford the supplies needed to stay healthy.

What brands do you buy?

We buy all major brands:

  • Accu-check
  • OneTouch
  • Contour
  • Freestyle
  • etc

We offer more money for strips that are name brand and higher count (100 count boxes vs 50 count boxes).  We even purchase mail order test strips, but we do not pay as much for those.  If your brand is not listed, that’s okay!  Check out our Shop if you need strips for yourself, or contact us directly to see if your boxes qualify for cash now.

Where do you buy test strips?

We serve Vail, Sahuarita, Oro Valley, Catalina, Marana, Tucson, and all surrounding areas.  We pick up locally at least 3 days per week.  We are also pleased to purchase strips from people in other states across the country.  For out-of-town customers we pay the same amount per box, and the customer is responsible for shipping the boxes to us here in Tucson.

How can I sell my test strips?

It’s easy!  Just follow these steps if you want to sell your test strips today:

  1. Examine your boxes to make sure the expiration date is not already passed, and that they are in new condition.
  2. If no defects are present and dates are current, head to the Sell Strips page and fill out the form.
  3. We will prepare a price quote based on the information and pictures you provide in the form.
  4. We will contact you to arrange pick up (if you are local to Tucson) or shipment of your strips.
  5. GET PAID!

How much do you pay?

It really depends but brand, expiration date, and box count are the main factors.  We pay more for certain brands and offer incentives for customers who are selling more than 3 boxes.  Once you send us that information by calling or filling out our form we can create your custom quote and get you paid quickly.

Are there any restrictions if I want to sell my strips to you?

Yes.  We only buy like-new condition boxes that are factory sealed.  They must be unexpired and free of any defects.

What if my boxes have prescription labels on them?

That’s okay!  Please do not attempt to remove the label yourself, as this can often damage the boxes.  Just give them to us as-is, and we will professionally remove the labels in a way that preserves the boxes.  If you prefer to mark out the label with a black permanent marker, that’s fine as long as the marker stays on the label and does not mark the box itself.  We remove the labels anyways, so it’s okay if they are marked out.

How many boxes will you buy?

We’ll buy as many boxes as you have to sell!  If we are picking up locally we ask that you have at least 3 boxes for sale in order to insure same-day pick up.  If you have less than 3 boxes we may still pick up the same day if we have other customers in your area with boxes needing picked up as well.  No matter what, we do our best to arrange immediate pick up!

When will you pick up my strips?

We try our best to arrange same-day pick-up for those who are selling 3 or more boxes at a time.  We schedule pick-ups all over Tucson 3 days per week if you have less than 3 boxes, but we are just as excited to buy as you are to sell, so we often pick up in between as well.

 How do I get paid?

We pay CASH locally, and use PayPal for those outside of the Tucson area who are shipping boxes to us.  Once we receive the boxes in the mail we send money to our out-of-town customers via PayPal.

Do you buy or sell any other diabetic supplies?

We do occasionally buy lancets and meters if they are factory sealed in their original boxes.  The same condition requirements must be met as with test strips.