Used Shipping Containers - Just The Facts
Ever heard the saying "one man's no longer wanted container, is another mans chance to save some serious cash"? You probably haven't as I just made it up! However the saying is correct, you can save some big money buying used shipping containers.
A better question might be... should you even buy them or are you better off buying new containers? And where on earth would even begin to look for second hand containers? Never fear because all the questions and more will be answered if you keep reading!
The thought of buying something old and used by a complete stranger may have you thinking twice about buying used containers, however it's actually a smart idea.
Depending on the size, new shipping containers can cost $1000-$5000 depending on the style but mainly the size. This is downright expensive for most people. Used units can cost go for up to 50% less than the price of new containers, making them a lot more affordable.
So we have the price issue out the way, how about the condition of them? If you go out hunting for a old container, you may find most will come in many different conditions depending on how well the seller has looked after them. Some will look great while others may have dents, scratches or even residue. As long as they don't have any holes, they will be usable!
However if the condition is important to you, there is some even better news. There specialized shipping container dealers that allow you to buy used shipping containers which they first clean. This mean they actually patch up any holes, dents and other marks, and restore them to their original condition. What this means for you is, you can purchase them from a reputable dealer that look as good as new, for half the price!
Sounds perfect right? So where can you get these used shipping containers for sale? Look no further than online! Have a look around at some storage websites and you'll find many offering used containers of all sorts from metal and plastic spanning many styles such as upright, open top, refrigerated and many more for a bargain price.