New vs. Used Shipping Containers: Which One Is Right for You?

Looking to buy a shipping container? Well, there’s certainly no shortages of awesome options to choose from. But one of the first things you will want to consider is whether to buy a new or used one for your storage needs or DIY projects. To help you make the best decision possible, here are some useful tips to consider before buying new or used shipping containers.

Used Shipping Containers

Let’s be clear here—containers, both new and used—are going to be tough. They are, after all, built to withstand the rigors of marine environments and all the nasty weather that goes along with them. That said, used containers are just that, used.

Since they’re obviously older, used shipping containers are going to have scratches, blemishes, and dents. If you don’t mind less-than-stellar appearances, this option will work for you. This is also a decent choice for people who have the time and energy for cleaning up and repainting the container.

Bottom line? Folks looking for a more affordable, simple storage option might choose a used container. If weathered looks and some elbow grease is no big deal, going used is the best choice for you.


New Shipping Containers

More than just everyday storage solutions, new containers are perfect for all kinds of projects, from home additions and office spaces to swimming pools and restaurants.

What’s more, new containers offer up a host of easy customization and modification possibilities. And because of the pristine condition of the container, you can feel comfortable storing prized possessions and delicate belongings.

Unlike old storage containers, new shipping units come with state-of-the-art locking gear—a vandal resistant lock box, a welded steel cover to protect your lock, and double locking door posts. So, if you are hoping on keeping your items secure, dry, and intact, it will 100% be worth the extra dollars buying new.

Don’t want to buy a new container outright? With a rent-to-own shipping container option, you won’t have to. You will not only get all the cost-saving benefits of avoiding up-front payments, but also get to enjoy using your container right now.

Choosing between new vs. used units can be confusing. But with the above handy advice—and working with a reliable shipping container supplier—you will find the best option to meet your specific needs.

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