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  • Shipping containers can be found for sale in lots of locations these days. There are retail outlets around the United States and Canada that provide shipping containers for sale with full services provided (modifications, painting, delivery, etc...), wholesale outlets that assist people who are interested in purchasing used condition shipping containers either in larger volumes, multiple cont ...
  • One trip shipping containers, most typically, come in 10’, 20’, and 40’ sizes.  One trip containers, sometimes called one way containers, have only been used a single time and are still considered to be new.  While they usually aren’t the cheapest containers on the market, in depending on your container project they may be the most affordable containers overall. Why ...
  • Buying a new or used shipping container is a pretty straight forward process.  The important think to know is that when it comes to containers, there aren’t a lot of options available with the containers, and only a few important things that you should keep ahead of to reduce the chance of any delays or extra costs. The Process of Buying a Shipping Container on ContainerAuction.com &nd ...
  • If you're buying a used shipping container for personal storage at your home, or for a commercial operation looking for a job-site office or construction storage, a used shipping container could be a good option for you to research and compare prices of what's available in the market.  The price of a used container depends heavily on the following items: Condition Type/Size Location and De ...
  • If you're never purchased a shipping container, you may not even know where to start.  Finding a shipping container in your area, at the price you want, is the first step; and once you do that you'll probably want to visit the depot and inspect the unit. Inspecting a container for the first timhe can be challenging, especially if you don't know what to ask or look for.  Some dealers and dep ...
  • There’s no universal grading for the condition of a shipping container.  Each company may have its own criteria, and each inspector or surveyor may have set ideas of what their employer has them look for.  By and large, it’s a pretty subjective process.  For example, a container can have a little surface rust and a few dings and dents, but as long as it’s been repaired t ...
  • Used shipping containers are not all the same, and you need to know what to look for before you rush out and purchase one.  Just like you would do a little research before you purchase a used car, there are some common things to look for when you get ready to purchase a used shipping container. Depending on what you plan to use the shipping container for, you can typically save around $1000 by pu ...
  • While a shipping container is a pretty large object, buying one may not be as big of an ordeal as you might think.  Sure, there are things that you need to plan for like the delivery and where you’re going to put it, but with some planning and foresight you shouldn’t have any issues at all.  When you buy a new or used shipping container through ContainerAuction.com, here are the norm ...
  • The price between a new and used shipping container varies based on the condition of the used container, and depending on the budget of your project deciding what condition of container to purchase could make a difference in how quickly your project develops.  While there's no "set in stone" guide for deciding which condition you should purchase, there are a few common questions that we ask ...
  • It's not always easy to find the best new or used shipping containers that you're looking for, so ContainerAuction.com has integrated several unique features to help commercial buyers and people interested in buy single containers alike. Many of the features the website require no registration or personal information, and all are available free to use. Distance Searches: Can't find a containe ...
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