Shipping containers are available in various sizes and types. You may buy new container or used one. But new containers are very costly. Fortunately, many dealers offer used shipping containers for sale at a fraction of the cost of their newer counterparts.
It is possible to buy used shipping containers that are indistinguishable from new models. This is because vendors collect previously owned containers and make them look good as new by replacing broken parts, repairing dents, and applying a fresh coat of new paint. Moreover, before offering them to customers those containers are tested for weather and air tightness.
Vendors can also customize used shipping containers with the same extra features available with new containers. If you want, you may add some features to the container. But you can save money in case the vendor already has a used storage container with the features you’re looking for.
Used shipping containers feature unique vehicle identification numbers (VIN) that tells you exactly how old the container is. This way, you don't have to worry that you're getting a weathered old container that was simply repainted.
Not all used shipping containers are created (or recreated) equal. Be sure you’ll find containers offered "as is" with no implied guarantees and little to no customization, but the smallest price. Higher-end models feature functionality and warranties similar to new containers, but your cost savings will be considerably lower.
In spite of that fact that there are many new and used shipping containers, you may not find that one that fit your needs. In this case, you may lease it, that will allow you to spread your payments over time so you don't experience the full brunt of the expense. Be sure, having found needed shipping container, you will be secure of transporting your goods safe and in good season.