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Used Cargo Containers

With finding a great price on a used cargo container that's in great condition is easier than ever. We've partnered with the top local suppliers of used cargo containers throughout the Nation, which means that you will not only get a top of the line used cargo container, but excellent customer service and low rates as well. Buying a used cargo container is a smart choice for many customers because you will often end up with a unit that looks just as good as new, while saving hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars. While 99% of the time purchasing a used cargo container is hassle free, there are some horror stories that can easily be avoided by purchasing from a reputable company, such as one of's partners.

Used Cargo Container Costs

If you are interested in buying a used cargo container then price is probably a top concern. Here is what you can expect to pay for used containers that are in good to excellent shape:

  • 10 Ft Used Cargo Container - you'll save about $500-$750 compared to a new container. They will typically cost around $1,000 to $1,800.
  • 20 Ft Used Cargo Container - you can expect to pay between $1,750-$2,500 for a 20' unit, which is about $1,000 cheaper than a new unit.
  • 40+ Ft Used Cargo Container - you will pay around $2,500-$3,500 for a used 40 ft unit, which will save you around $1,000-$2,000 compared to a new unit.

Tips for Buying Used Cargo Containers

Purchasing a used cargo container is often stressful and can be confusing, but it can be pretty easy if you follow these simple tips:

  • Choose a Local Company - if you buy a used cargo container from a local company you can check it out in person before you buy it, and they will often refurbish containers before they sell them to customers, which private sellers do not. If you buy it from a company you may also have the option to buy a warranty, which you will need to go through a third party if you buy it from a private seller.
  • Inspect the Container - pictures often don't do justice. You want to make sure that there is no structural damage and that the unit is still water proof. This isn't a big deal if you are buying it from a trusted company, but if you are buying it from an individual you must check out the container in person.
  • Compare Rates - if you compare rates from a few suppliers and aren't afraid to negotiate a little bit, you will get much lower rates. Customers can often save 20% just by asking for a discount.
  • Buy a Larger Container - there's nothing worse purchasing a used cargo container only to realize in a few months that you need more space, which happens more often than you would think. While containers are large, they fill up fast and many customers underestimate the amount of stuff they have. You can save yourself a ton of hassles by going up one size.