Contemplating buying a 20-foot shipping container in California? Here’s what you need to know.
Whether you’re building a swimming pool, beach house, or greenhouse, a shipping container can be the solution to your spacing needs. As a result, you may be looking to purchase a 20-foot shipping container in California or another state.
Before you rush to your nearest dockyard and start inquiring about their used containers, having the basic knowledge of what a storage container is, what quality features to look for, and payment options will go a long way in building confidence in your purchase.
Here’s what you need to know about buying a shipping container!
Shipping containers have a long life expectancy.
Storage containers are built to last. They’re made out of corrugated weathering steel, designed to hold up under the harshest of conditions, elements, and damage. A brand new shipping container that is used solely for storage should last around 20 years.
Inspect your container before buying.
Always examine your container before you sign a contract to purchase it. If you can, physically inspect the container for yourself, and look for holes, dents, and rust damage to the exterior and interior. However, this may not be practical depending on the location of the container and your proximity to it. You can request the supplier to send you picture of the unit so that you can see the exact unit you’re purchasing.
There are multiple payment options.
Most suppliers accept cash, check or credit card. When buying a container, your credit typically has to be approved before receiving an invoice for the total sales price. This price should include delivery and sales tax, so double check that the amount looks right. Many suppliers accept payment in full or offer a contractual monthly payment plan.
Here at Container Professionals, we have a variety of 40-foot and 20-foot shipping containers in California, Texas, Colorado, and nationwide! Contact us to get started on the securing the right container to suit your needs and budget.