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Conex Boxes for Sale

23.04.2017 - Posted by Updated On 23.04.2017    

What's in a name? Conex box, sea can, cargo container, shipping container; no matter what you call it, Containerauction.com can provide one (or several) for you. No matter if you need a conex box that's 20', 40', or a 40' high cube one of the sellers on the shipping container trading platform will be able to assist you.

What to Look for When Buying a Conex

When you buy a conex box it should be a fairly straightforward transaction. There is no technology involved, after all it's a steel box with doors. That being said, there are a few things you'll want to check out to make sure you're getting a good deal. Here are five tips to get you started:

  • Look at the lines: Are the top and bottom rails straight? Is the conex box square?
  • Flooring: What condition is the flooring in? Are there any gouges or delamination?
  • Seeing Stars: If you go inside and close the doors, can you see any sunlight coming through on the walls or ceiling?
  • Around the Doors: Are the door seals tight? Is there any rust that's built up due to water collection?
  • Check up Top: This one is a little harder, but are there any dents in the ceiling? Has any water collected to expedite corrosion?

Click here to read our entire article on inspecting conex boxes. Click here if you'd like to learn how to grade conex boxes.

Buying a Conex Box

There are several ways to buy a conex box, but the no matter if you're purchasing it direct or as an online transaction the process should be very clear and you should be comfortable with the seller. Purchasing a conex box from a retail location means that you'll be able to visit the location, inspect several containers, and choose the one that you like the best. From there, you pay on site and the delivery is scheduled. Purchasing a container through an online marketplace means that you'll probably have less customer service, but the lower price will reflect that. Regardless, you should be able to inspect the container and be comfortable with the transaction. Communication is key. Click here to read more about buying a conex box. 20ft shipping container for sale

Conex Box Delivery

Having a conex box delivered isn't as difficult as you may imagine. Yes, it's a 20' or 40' box, but a skilled driver with enough room to navigate the area should be able to place the container exactly where it's needed. A few things to remember:

  • Tell the driver if you'd like the doors facing the front, or rear of the trailer.
  • Make sure the driver has your contact information so they can call you if they can't find the location, or will be running early or late.
  • Tell the driver if you need a tilt bed truck, or if you can unload a conex box from a chassis or flatbed truck.
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Follow this link if you'd like to read more about conex box delivery, or watch this video to see how a conex box is unloaded on a tilt bed truck.

If you are in the market for a new or used shipping container the sellers on ContainerAuction.com can help you find it. The active sellers work with shipping lines and leasing companies around the world to help them remarket and sell their new and used inventory of shipping containers. To inquire about a specific container use the contact button on that page, or if you have general questions about shipping containers you are invited to contact the ContainerAuction.com staff directly.



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