When seeking a seller of Shipping Containers be sure to remember these tips:
1.Be careful not to fall for a “guarantee” against leaking (the sellers most often have never even seen the unit before and if it leaks, they have no means to repair it—they have no real company, no trucks, no employees, no base of operation…they work from home with virtually no overhead—and they certainly will not refund your money, which you must pay in full, prior to delivery.
2. Ask about freight: how much will they charge for delivery, what type of trailer will be used (is it self-unloading), what happens if the driver cannot place the unit where you want it.
3. Ask, since they usually cannot send photos of your actual container, if they can have it CSC certified: which means an inspector will survey the unit to approve it for shipping, making it “cargo worthy”, which is as close as you can get to a guarantee it will be weather tight upon arrival. Don’t believe anyone who claims their containers are “cargo worthy” unless they are new, or can be inspected before you buy it. 8 out of 10 units described as cargo worthy online simply are not. The same goes for what they call “water/wind tight.”