Buying a Used Shipping Container

Shipping containers for sale.  We provide storage containers, conex container, cargo containers, and used shipping containers. Used shipping containers are strong, secure, and designed to withstand even the harshest environments. We can have the containers delivered to your location, anywhere in the United States, and provide you with affordable onsite storage.

If needed, our used shipping containers can be modified to meet your specifications. Standard modifications we provide are roll up doors, office doors, vents, windows, electrical, air conditioning & heating, insulation & drywall. There are many uses for these containers.

We also sell office containers that include lights, outlets, air conditioning & heating and tile flooring.

Shipping Container Housing and Cabins

shipping container cabin

Shipping containes are a big business, both in their original use (shipping things) industry, and their aftermarket applications.  Originally, used shipping containers began to gain acceptance as storage units on farms, ranches, and then commercial and residential properties.  As more and more people started to see them, some creative architects got involved and began to use them as building blocks for modular housing and cabins - then came the preppers.  Preppers, in case you aren't aware, are groups and individuals that are predicting TEOTWAWKO (the end of the world as we know it); and th

Moving a Shipping Container, without a forklift

Moving a shipping container

Shipping containers are by portable by design, but most times they require a forklift or crane to put them on the back of a truck and move them from one location to another.  In some cases, once they're on the truck you can use a tilt-bed truck to set it on the ground without a fork lift (Shipping Container Delivery, without a Forklift); however what about the times when you are moving it from one residential address to another place and you don't have a forklift on site?  Simple, use the same tilt b

Shipping Container Delivery, without a Forklift

Shipping Container Delivery, without a Forklift

Shipping containers are very popular for storage, modular conversions, job site offices, and even (if you're in Colorado) portable pot farms.  If you're in the market for one of these 20' or 40' units, one of the first questions that you'll be asked is, "do you have any way to unload the container once we get it to you?" If the answer is yes, you can usually negotiate a great deal.  Reason being that wholesalers typically don't have the capacity or connections to arrange a one off delivery to a random location, especially with a buyer who will want it set on

Buying a Shipping, Cargo or Storage Container Basics: What to Expect

A really common question that we receive through the website is “how do I buy a shipping container?”  Given that a portion of the retail clients that use ContainerAuction.com are first time container buyers, our staff and sellers are well trained and have the experience with containers to ask the right questions and make the transaction as smooth as possible.  In this article, we’ll cover the initial questions, payment, and the container delivery.

Initial Questions When Buying a Container

Insulation for a Shipping Container

Shipping container in Denver Colorado, Snowy

There are loads reasons why you'd want to insulate a shipping container - you're converting it to modular housing, a work shop in a cold or hot environment, or you're creating a storm shelter or prepper bunker and want to make sure that you're comfortable in it, no matter what the exterior climate might be.  With all the reasons that you'd want to insulate the container, there are fewer options for how to insulate it, and only a few of them make sense.  ContainerAuction.com recently posted an article on "

Shipping Containers Prices - Cheap vs Inexpensive

cheap or inexpensive shipping container

It's a tight economy, and everyone everywhere is looking for a good deal.  Given the changes coming with Obamacare, the recent Federal government shutdown, and everything else in the world; people are interested in making every dollar they've earned go further.  That being said, life goes on and we've got to keep living.

Refurbished Shipping Containers

recycled shipping containers

With the growing inventory of available used shipping containers, the rising price of steel, and challenging economy, more and more people are starting to refurbish shipping containers for other purposes.  It’s called many things, refurbishing, recycling, up-cycling, even repurposing… the end result is the same thing, a used shipping container being cleaned up and used for a new purpose.

Help! My Shipping/Storage Container Smells like Garbage!

shipping container filled with garbage

Does your shipping or storage container stink?  Garbage, animal hides, or other stinky things are sometimes hauled in a shipping container just before they're sold off as a storage unit, and if you're the lucky recipient of one of these containers you may be pretty upset - however, you shouldn't be.  Removing the offending odor from a shipping container is easier than you may have previously thought and the crew over at ContainerAuction.com is here to tell you how, in three easy steps:

Top 10 Reasons to Use a Shipping Container for Portable Storage

Shipping containers, no matter if they’re new or used, are a really great way to quickly add on-site storage space, and we're about to give you the top ten reasons that you should be using containers for your storage needs!

1. Quick Installation: There's little, in many cases no, building involved, and in many parts of the United State you don't even need a building permit because it's not a permanent structure (legal disclaimer:  check with your local government first).

40' Standard - 40' High Cube - 40' Super High Cube - What's Really The Difference?

40' super high cube shipping container

40' Shipping containers are one of the most popular shipping containers around the world.  Almost every shipping line, port, depot, and trucking company is geared to move them on boats, trucks, trailers, and container handling equipment.  Over the years, companies have become more effecient and wanted to grow their container size so that they could transport more goods.  Since all the equipment is designed to carry containers that are 40' long and 8' wide, the only variable that they could modify is the height - and this idea gave birth to a new dimension in 40

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