Used storage and shipping containers offer a welcome and cost-effective alternative to purchasing storage containers new or renting. Used shipping containers are in ample supply, which is reflected in the steep price discounts typically available. Pricing is also dependent on size, condition, and add-ons source your shipping container prices ranges. As with any resale goods, you should thoroughly inspect used storage containers before purchase.

Used shipping container sizes

Used shipping containers are offered in the same range of standard sizes as new ones. Including 10′ storage containers, 20′ storage containers, 40′ storage containers, and 48′ storage containers. Size is usually the most important consideration for used shipping and storage containers. Once you settle on the size needed, you can focus on pricing and finding the best deal.

Used 10′ storage containers are typically offered in the $1,000-2,000 range. Pound-for-pound they are more expensive than larger options, so consider carefully whether you might want a 20′ storage container or larger. In general, you should look to save about $500 by purchasing used instead of new.

Used 20′ storage containers are most often found in the $1,500-3,000 range. They are also more expensive on a per-square-foot basis than the ubiquitous 40′ storage container. Above $3,000 represents very little savings compared to the new ready-for-delivery service. Contact us with any questions, ones unless there are significant add-ons.

Used 40′ storage containers begin at around $1,000, any lower might indicate a substantially degraded product. The $1,000-3000 range is a sweet spot for many buyers, indicating perhaps significant cosmetic damage but no functional degradation. At $3,000 and above, the price for used begins to compete unfavorably with new. Add-ons may restore value in the highest price ranges.

Used 48′ storage containers offer the best value in the $2,000-4,000 range purchase a used shipped. The economy of scale offers a better deal than the 10′ and 20′ shipping containers and is only slightly more expensive per square foot than 40′ storage containers. Finally, 20 ft shipping container prices 48′ shipping containers offer many add-ons, which affect the price.