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Old November 23rd, 2014, 07:43 PM
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Looking to buy a 20' shipping container to store all my LR parts and having a hard time getting over the prices of all these middle men in the game ($3,800). All the local companies that sell them are charging an arm and a leg compared to what I can get for a "one trip" on ebay $2800. The problem is those guys are no where near me. I'm only an hour north of Boston so my question is can I buy direct from the port or whomever these guys buy from and just haul it myself? I don't need a "one time" per say but just something clean looking and obviously water tight.
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Old November 23rd, 2014, 07:48 PM
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There is a place on the way to Logan that has stacks of them with a for sale sign. I want to say its in Peabody but can't remember.

How about these guys?

http://www.landandseastorage.com
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Old November 23rd, 2014, 07:59 PM
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thanks for the heads up on peabody and hampden/bangor is 3+ hours north of me and logan is only 1 hours. I figure the port must sell them? or is it the boat company who sells?
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Old November 23rd, 2014, 08:03 PM
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its not in port its a place that also sells all kind of old trucks and buses probably about 20-30 mins north of the airport.. its either off 95 or rt 1…can't remember which.its going to be on the north bound side of the road.
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Prices going up because people are buildings homes with them.
If I recall from tv there is even a business park made up of shipping containers. I think it's in Vegas.
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You're right. In fact it's called "container park"
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Buy an enclosed trailer?
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Looking for something a little stronger/permanent or at least harder to steal.
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20' containers have a bit of a price premium because they aren't as common as the 40s. We buy the 20' one trip containers for $2900 here in the SF Bay. Delivery is extra. The place we buy from is in LA with a distribution yard here in Oakland. East cost ports will have similar companies in the port areas. Just takes a little hunting.


Keep in mind, that $2800/$2900 should be a high end price as these containers are still rated for shipping. We get unrated "water tight" containers for about $2500.


Your issue will be find one relatively cheap near a port (they are everywhere) and then the price to have it delivered - which can add up fast.
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What about the guys in Seabrook?
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Which one? I'm all ears on more places to look ------ Follow up post added November 28th, 2014 12:20 AM ------
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20' containers have a bit of a price premium because they aren't as common as the 40s. We buy the 20' one trip containers for $2900 here in the SF Bay. Delivery is extra. The place we buy from is in LA with a distribution yard here in Oakland. East cost ports will have similar companies in the port areas. Just takes a little hunting. Keep in mind, that $2800/$2900 should be a high end price as these containers are still rated for shipping. We get unrated "water tight" containers for about $2500. Your issue will be find one relatively cheap near a port (they are everywhere) and then the price to have it delivered - which can add up fast.
thanks for the info and I was quoted only 300$ more for a 40' recently so backing up your statement on 20' premium prices. I have space for a 40' but it's a lot more to move around if I need to than a 20. ------ Follow up post added November 28th, 2014 12:20 AM ------
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I have no idea about price but there is a good sized container place right on 95 in seabrook, we all have been by it a few thousand times. I need one too, but down at 10 degrees latitude.
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I have no idea about price but there is a good sized container place right on 95 in seabrook, we all have been by it a few thousand times. I need one too, but down at 10 degrees latitude.
must be the place i was thinking of.
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You don't need a sea container. A decent truck body will do what you are asking and probably cost less. You could buy a non running box van and scrap it after you pull the body off and probably make money out of the deal.

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Looking to buy a 20' shipping container to store all my LR parts and having a hard time getting over the prices of all these middle men in the game ($3,800). All the local companies that sell them are charging an arm and a leg compared to what I can get for a "one trip" on ebay $2800. The problem is those guys are no where near me. I'm only an hour north of Boston so my question is can I buy direct from the port or whomever these guys buy from and just haul it myself? I don't need a "one time" per say but just something clean looking and obviously water tight.
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