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  • Repurposing a used shipping container for onsite storage is a great option, especially if you have a lot of space with which to work.  Using a cargo container for storage on a ranch or farm is a great example, that’s more common than you may realize.  In areas such as Colorado and Wyoming containers are very popular as they offer a great amount of quick space, and are built to withstan ...
  • In a tight economy, replacing building components with a cargo container is a great way to complete the summer projects and chores that you believed had been priced out of budget.  Containers can help save on the cost of materials, and definitely provide a savings on the cost of labor.  Not to mention the long term durability of the unit itself, the option of moving it to a new location, a ...
  • The past few months have been very busy at ContainerAuction.com, and we've got some great deals on containers in Memphis, Portland, Baltimore, and more sales and auctions scheduled to start at a new locations in the coming weeks. If you're in need of one trip shipping containers in Memphis, Tennessee, be sure and visit listings #2160 and #2161.  These listings contain some great one-trip co ...
  • Like many things in life, you really don’t recognize how abundant shipping containers are until you really start looking for them.  Shipping containers, or cargo containers to some, make it a habit to not stand out in their surroundings.  Often in muted colors like ivory or almond, they do a great job of blending in.  You might pass containers every day.  Shipping containers can be used ...
  • If you’re looking for a great deal on a new/one trip 20’ shipping container in Memphis, look no further.  Next week, ContainerAuction.com is hosting an online auction for cargo containers in Memphis TN.  Preview of the auction begins on Monday, July 30th 2012 and bidding begins on Monday August 6th, 2012.  The online auction will conclude Thursday August 9th at 5pm eastern tim ...
  • This month ContainerAuction.com has some great offers on new and used cargo containers in both Baltimore and San Francisco. There are new, one trip cargo containers in Baltimore which are due to arrive in early September 2012.  These containers are true one trip boxes and in new condition.  They can be purchased for $3100/unit, or bidding starts at $2950/unit.  It you need multiple units t ...
  • "Where is the best place to buy shipping containers" is a question that isn't as straightforward as many people hope it would be.  If you're in the market to buy a shipping container; new, used, or any condition in between, there are several factors to consider before you decide on where to buy one.  In general, the two easiest places to find containers for sale are shipping depots and cont ...
  • The price of used shipping containers tends to fluctuate on a somewhat regular basis. The prices are tied to available inventory, production costs, location, and most certainly condition. However, when you're starting to shop for a used shipping container you'll want to consider the following things   1. Will you need the container to be delivered to you? If so, this will add to the total c ...
  • “I can see shipping containers stacked three high for miles, with all this surplus I should be able to find a container for a cheap price!” On a fairly regular basis we receive a phone call or email looking for a inexpensive shipping container and stating something similar to this phrase, and we have the unfortunate job of explaining to the client that this isn’t the case. Yes ...
  • If you’re buying a shipping or storage container it’s best to first search in your local area. If you live in, or near a large city or a port area you can find a container quickly and inexpensively.  However, if you live in a rural area finding a shipping container may be slightly more challenging. Shipping containers are an important component to international trade because they ...
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