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    Are the Family Dollar CDMA and GSM SIMS worth anything?

    I have 20 of these, are the Family Dollar CDMA and GSM SIMS worth anything on eBay?

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    Assuming you already used the time PINs in those packages, the remaining SIMs are worth about $1 for each kit, same as the going price from Tracfone on Ebay (with free shipping). Considering it'll cost you at least a first-class stamp to mail the SIMs, plus ebay and Paypal fees, you'll net maybe 10 cents per kit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hpham View Post
    Assuming you already used the time PINs in those packages, the remaining SIMs are worth about $1 for each kit, same as the going price from Tracfone on Ebay (with free shipping). Considering it'll cost you at least a first-class stamp to mail the SIMs, plus ebay and Paypal fees, you'll net maybe 10 cents per kit.
    Yes, time cards all used.

    I was hoping that since these are TMFL SIMS... that maybe $$$$.

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    If there was a groundswell of realizing that the feature of being able to use standard refills was enabled by use of these, and that became desirable and the demand increased, then you'd have something. But it appears the vast majority of users are complacent about the pluses of that. Luckily I've got 10 of my own if/when I decide to become a TracFone customer myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C8H10N4O2 View Post
    I was hoping that since these are TMFL SIMS... that maybe $$$$.
    I think right now there are still a lot of TMFL SIMs floating around from merchants' old stocks. As time passes and inventory dwindles down, maybe be the price will go up 100%....to $2

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    How much did you pay for those SIMS?
    Surely, not $29.99.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LadyLC View Post
    How much did you pay for those SIMS?
    Surely, not $29.99.
    Those were from the $1 Family Dollar mis-price bonanza. In addition to the SIMs the package comes with 60 minutes and 90 days of service. All for $1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mathfaster View Post
    Those were from the $1 Family Dollar mis-price bonanza. In addition to the SIMs the package comes with 60 minutes and 90 days of service. All for $1.
    Those FD kits were bought in big numbers to harvest the airtime, as non-TMFL kits were not even out back then. Even without the bonus airtime, a lot of kits were sold when they became $1 just to hoard. Don't think many thought the $1 price would hold.

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    I still have about a dozen cards to scratch and 70+ sims to play with

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    Quote Originally Posted by TacoDan View Post
    I still have about a dozen cards to scratch and 70+ sims to play with
    I got 23. I'm down to five left to scratch and apply. I'm going on the assumption that they might not be good a year after purchase. I plan to save one to check on the year thing.

    SWMBO thought I was nuts and not for the first time. There was a lot of head wagging and eye rolling. For $23 ($35 with taxes) I got 5.7 years of service with 4,140 minutes, texts and MB data. Actually the minutes are more with the 12745 promo code. That's less than $4 a year. Hard to beat that. Ringplus was free, but the service stunk.

    Hopefully the SIMs will continue to be valid for years to come for when I need to change phones.

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