A Shipping Container Provides Versatility When You Need Temporary Storage, Permanent Storage, or an Innovative Home
Here on eBay, you can find good deals on 20-foot storage containers for sale at affordable prices. Sturdy shipping containers are ideal for storage because they are designed and built to endure the elements and remain watertight. For personal or commercial use, a 20-foot shipping container provides a secure, weather-resistant and waterproof area.How do you know if you need a new or used shipping container?
The shipping containers for sale on eBay come in two varieties: new and used. If you need a clean, unmarred, undented container that has perfectly working doors and closing mechanisms, you may want to shop for a brand-new, unused container. If the appearance of the inside and outside of the container will have no bearing on its functionality, a used shipping container could satisfy your needs and save you money compared to the cost of a new container. Whether you decide to shop for a used container or a new one, another advantage to owning and using a shipping container is that they are built to standard sizes, so you know the exact dimensions of your vessel.Dimensions of a 20-foot container
Although there are some rare exceptions, each 20-foot container is 20 feet long, 8 feet wide, and 8 feet 6 inches high, for a total volume of 1,360 cubic feet. See the manufacturer site for details.Is there a standard classification system to indicate the condition of a used container?
Yes, many used containers for sale on eBay have a condition rating or classification. The ranking includes:
- Good order
- Refrigerated not working
Here on eBay, you can shop for an affordable shipping container that has been modified to meet your business or personal needs. Some containers may be customized with windows, additional doors, sides that drop down or slide open, specialized wiring, and ventilation.What should you look for when you are shopping for a used shipping container?
A used container will have evidence that it has been in service. Some of the signs could just be superficial and not interfere with the operation of the container. There are some integral construction features that you can discuss with the seller. These include:
- Make sure the seals are intact
- Confirm there is no rust on the underside
- Make sure the wooden floor shows no signs of rot
- Ensure that the doors open and close completely
- Confirm that the handles for opening and closing the doors move and function smoothly