Customers who are looking to purchase used shipping containers often have a lot of questions they need answered before they are ready to buy. Here are the most common questions that customers ask when they are looking for a used storage container.
While the amount that you pay will vary depending on where you live, what size you get and what condition your used storage container is in, you can expect to pay around $1,500-$4,500 for a used storage container.
Storage containers are known to last upwards of 20 years even in rough weather conditions. If you aren't using your container for shipping or transporting goods you can expect you container to last even longer.
Most of the time used storage containers are sold as is, which often times will mean some light scratches or paint peeling but no structural damage. You should never buy a used storage container with structural damage or damage to the locking system.
Many of the larger suppliers of used shipping containers will offer warranties. If you are looking for a container with a warranty you will most likely need to buy it from a company and not a private seller, although sometimes a private seller's container may still be under warranty.
If you plan to buy a used storage container from a large supplier they will often offer customizations for a small fee. Customizations would include shelves and racks, ventilation, additional door options and more.