Storage Container Costs

By , June 13, 2010 12:09 pm
You can find a basic 20′ storage container for sale for $1,000 to $4,000 or more. If you need to buy two or more containers, many vendors will knock a few dollars off the price and lower your transport costs. Vendors charge an hourly rate of $50 to $150 for customizing your container, plus the cost of materials. You could pay hundreds of dollars for basic add-ons like shelving or ramps, up to thousands of dollars to convert storage containers into office space.
Despite having almost three times as much storage space, 40′ storage containers and 40′ high cubes aren’t much more expensive than 20′ models. You can find 40′ containers for about $1,400 to $5,400; high cubes are priced from $1,400 to $5,800.
While new storage containers can cost several thousand dollars, the pricing is more palatable for used storage containers for sale. Vendors buy used units, fix them up, replace any broken parts, ensure they’re water tight, and apply a fresh coat of paint. The containers look as good as new, and you pay about 30% to 50% less for a used storage container than you would for a new one.
Expect to pay anywhere from $1,500 to $4,000 for a used container. Lower end units might include “as is” containers with few add-ons and no guarantees against water or fire damage. At the high end, the containers are fully reconditioned and feature all the functionality of a brand new model. The higher price may include the vendor’s cost of acquisition, trucking expenses, and repair and sealant costs.
Leasing and rentals
The average lease runs for 18-24 months. Monthly payments range from $75 to $150 depending on the condition and age of the container. When leasing, many vendors offer lower monthly rates for longer lease periods. Short-term rentals cost $3 to $8 per day, and you’re not tied down to a specific length term. However, if you plan to rent for several months, it is usually cheaper to work out a lease. Whether leasing or renting, you’re also responsible for delivery and pickup charges.
Storage Containers are an effective and safe way to store and transport your furniture and goods at your leisure. You can save money by loading your container yourself then store it on your own property saving on rental costs and Transport fees. Hire and sale, prices for containers are quite reasonable and transport locally and interstate is cost effective. Safety of your goods is assured as only the most desperate thieves would take the time and effort to break into one of these highly secure storage containers.

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