When most people make up their minds to purchase a second-hand shipping container, the first thing they do is shop around online marketplaces for an idea of prices and quality. This is a good place to start. However, even second-hand containers are a big investment – no matter how cheap you can find one, if it’s not in peek condition it will only end up costing you more money in the long run. Fixing locks or insulation issues can add up, not to mention the cost of a whole new container if the one you’re sold isn’t up to the task. Most used shipping containers for sale come in two standard sizes, 20ft and 40ft. There are also a wide range of speciality sizes like side door or refrigerated shipping containers.

Can I Expect High Quality from Second-Hand Containers?

Many independent sellers online are simply trying to make their money back on a large purchase, and so they’re likely to downplay any issues with quality. However, saving money by purchasing a second-hand container doesn’t always have to mean taking risks on a faulty product. When you’re considering purchasing a used shipping container, it’s important to make sure that it is structurally sound and free of wear and tear. You should also check that the container is cargo worthy and wind and water tight. If you’re planning on using the container for storage, it’s also important to make sure that it is vermin proof.

At Shipping Containers Adelaide, we have a vast range of affordable second-hand containers, and every single one of them is thoroughly inspected for quality. With a 47 point health check, we ensure that all containers sold or hired by us are fully prepared for travel, secure storage, accommodation, or any other project you can dream up. So, you know your money’s being invested wisely!

Are There Modified Options?

Because we have the largest modification centre in Australia, our range includes plenty of second-hand containers modified by previous customers. This could be the perfect option if you’re looking for a container with a door, windows, shelving, or something similar, but don’t want to spend extra on having it installed yourself. You can find what you need by contacting a customer service representative. 

So, if you’re interested in buying a second-hand container at a good price, with guaranteed quality, and any accessories you might need, we recommend filling out our free instant quote form for more information. Or give us a call today for expert advice!