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Site Preparation For Your Shipping Container

Preparing a site for a shipping container to be delivered will ensure there are no problems once the container is in place. This planning needs to be careful and thorough. The location where the container will sit needs to be decided based on several factors. One...

Shipping Containers as Office Buildings?

The Case for Conex Containers as Offices The shipping container has revolutionized how cargo is transported, and now because of high transportation costs, importers choose to buy new ones rather than re-using the slightly-used units they already have, creating an...

Help Your Container Last a Lifetime

How to Properly Maintain Your Shipping Container So It Can Last You A Lifetime Shipping containers are naturally built to handle extreme temperatures and conditions like those of the open sea. Although, this does not mean they are indestructible and with time they...

Let’s Compare Sheds and Shipping Containers

Storage Shed vs Shipping ContainerOutdoor storage options vary greatly but two of the most popular and commonly found ones are storage sheds and shipping containers. If you're stuck trying to decide what you need, go ahead and give this a read and it should help you...

Storage Container Maintenance

The Ultimate Tips for Maintaining Your Storage Container Do you own a storage container or are actively looking for shipping containers for sale? Are you finding it difficult to effectively maintain your storage container? This guide will help you learn the ins and...

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How Hard Is It to Purchase A Shipping Container?

Steel shipping containers are a cost-effective option if you are looking to put up a portable and strong storage building on your property. It is cheap to transport them from one place to another and you can stack them to save on space. However, as much as conex containers are a godsend to anyone looking to have some extra space, they can be a bit hard to locate and move. Location tends to be the deciding factor. If by any chance you reside next to a port then you may be able to locate quite a few suppliers, but if this is not the case, you may have to get the container trucked in.

If you are working with a budget, you want to avoid containers with any extra modifications or features. This is because they will cost you more and there is a possibility you will have to change their layout to suit your requirements anyway, so just start with the basics.

Shop Around.

The best thing you can do for yourself is to shop around and keep your options open. You may find a place with fantastic prices right off the bat, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t look a little bit more, you never know what else you could find.

It goes without saying that used storage containers will help you save more money compared to buying a new shipping container. Check around local warehouses and you might find that they have these used conex containers. Here, you can easily negotiate the prices down to a figure that fits your budget accordingly. However, be wary and make sure you fully inspect any container you look at.

Stay Informed, Haggle.

You should always negotiate the price of your container with all sellers you interact with. This is very important because there is a pile-up of containers in the US and in other countries because of the significant trade deficit with these other countries. This means that the seller probably needs to clear the space so naturally, they are motivated to sell their shipping containers and make deals for the sale of multiple units. If you play your cards right you can also get free delivery for your conex container.

Never ever buy a container (or anything for that matter) without being able to see it first. It’s important that you make sure it has no big rust holes, the door locks work perfectly, the doors themselves open smoothly, it doesn’t have any big dents or leaks. Don’t feel bad for checking behind any sellers, even if it’s unintentional they can miss things too and it’s your responsibility to know what you’re buying.

If you need storage containers in NC, Allstates containers is the place you need to go. We have the best quality and prices when it comes to all things container related. Contact us now!