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 Used Conex containers How much?
NYC-M4  [Team Member]
1/24/2010 9:40:17 AM
Im trying to get info and prices on used conex containers anyone have a link?
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thatdude596  [Member]
1/24/2010 10:14:41 AM
they are coming for you. hide now
FrankSymptoms  [Team Member]
1/24/2010 10:22:55 AM
This Thread may help.
Pigaloo  [Member]
1/24/2010 10:58:59 AM
Honestly, try ebay, quite a few listed with good pics....
PATCH5  [Member]
1/24/2010 11:48:36 AM
Check craigslist, search shipping container.

Around here, they run $1900-2000 for a standard height 40' or $2150ish for a high cube 40', plus $150 for delivery. Not sure on the 20's
Stasiman  [Member]
1/24/2010 12:11:04 PM
There are a couple of places in Port Newark (NJ) that sell them. Have driven by them a lot on my way to NYC. It looks to me that they have a lot of stock that does not move very quickly. What that indicates to me is that the asking price might not be fixed if you have cash in hand. Port Newark is probably the closest collection point for you.

stasiman
Lowdown3  [Member]
1/24/2010 12:55:02 PM
Seems like the closer you are to the ocean the better prices you'll find.

Where possible you want a container made of Corten. These will rust far far less than a standard Sealand type container.

Their strength is in their corners so don't bury without a LOT of good reinforcement.

Set on the corners on old tire rims this seems to help with some of the condensation problems. Paint the roof and then coat it with that quasi fiberglass stuff people use on mobile home roofs. With a little maintenance they will hold up for years, I've seen some dropped in wet areas doing fine over a decade later.
Badlatitude  [Team Member]
1/24/2010 1:53:36 PM
What do you want to use it for?
NYC-M4  [Team Member]
1/24/2010 3:17:25 PM
Originally Posted By Badlatitude:
What do you want to use it for?


i want to waterboard my neighbors in it or use it as a command center against the forces of evil.
Badlatitude  [Team Member]
1/24/2010 3:19:45 PM
It was a serious question. Unless you "need" a heavy duty , lockable , transportable container like a conex container. There are alot of cheaper options that one can look into.

:shrug:
NYC-M4  [Team Member]
1/24/2010 3:25:20 PM
Originally Posted By Badlatitude:
It was a serious question. Unless you "need" a heavy duty , lockable , transportable container like a conex container. There are alot of cheaper options that one can look into.

:shrug:


Im sorry Dude I was just messing with you. I want it for storage but id like it to be dry and secure id be grateful if you know of cheaper options. Thanks in advance.

Badlatitude  [Team Member]
1/24/2010 3:39:02 PM
http://www.iport.com/ Sells conex containers in multiple sized and configurations.

Well for something truely secure I guess a shipping/conex would be a great Idea. Its weak link is the lock ... which aint hard to cut. I lost my trailer keys and cut 4 master locks off it at the rate of about 15-20 seconds per lock with my sawzall and a metal blade.

Pouring a cement pad and getting a steel utility shed http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_6970_200287724_200287724 would be cheaper for sure. Especially if you did the cement work yourself and asembled the building. Not to mention It would blend in since most people have a shed.

A conex container stands out and says (I have valuable shit locked inside me)

I personally would go for something that looks normal vrs something that stands out.

If I wanted truely secure storage is be inclined to go with poured cement walls or filled block. No windows or Small non opening windows installed high for ambiant light and a steel framed steel door with multiple dead bolts. Or even a block build closet with the steel door in my basement.
Preppernation  [Team Member]
1/24/2010 4:50:56 PM
I have a couple of them at the BOL and they ran me roughly $2400 delivered. They are both the standard 40' length and the delivery was several hundred miles from where they originated at the Port of Seattle.

Prepper
GM15  [Member]
1/24/2010 9:33:47 PM
I have a 40' that I've had since 1998. I ordered it with doors on both ends and delivered 160 miles to my BOL from where I bought it. I built a 70'x65' pole barn built and it now sits under cover at one end. It sits on railroad ties. Back then ti cost me $4700 including delivery and the extra doors. There was no local source at that time and this was the cheapest deal I could find back then. They are available now locally for about $2600 delivered w/doors on ONE end. I'm 500 miles from the coast. No regrets, makes good, strong secure storage. I have the lock boxes on both doors, so short of a lock picker or a cutting torch they will have a hell getting into it. Yet, someone said it, "it screams valuables are inside.". So far, so good, no thieves have hit me yet in 14 years. YMMV

GM15
MEatVt  [Member]
1/24/2010 10:35:34 PM
Is this for your new BOL? (congrats, btw) If this is for a BOL, don't worry about how secure it is. Any box can be opened if you aren't there to step out and stop them when you hear the tools working. I agree with the above posters. The more thorns, camouflage, etc the better.
Fullpower  [Member]
1/24/2010 11:53:39 PM
I bought one at auction for 1600.
Gave it too wife, for anniversary present.
She loves it.
She was SO happy, she even lets me camp out in it.
Pigaloo  [Member]
1/24/2010 11:59:46 PM
Originally Posted By Fullpower:
I bought one at auction for 1600.
Gave it too wife, for anniversary present.
She loves it.
She was SO happy, she even lets me camp out in it.


iiibdsiil  [Member]
1/25/2010 2:00:52 AM
I would think with the lack of shipping going on right now that it would be a buyers market. Two like 15 feet apart with a roof in between would be a very nice setup.
FrankSymptoms  [Team Member]
1/25/2010 2:23:58 AM
Originally Posted By GM15:
I have a 40' that I've had since 1998. I ordered it with doors on both ends and delivered 160 miles to my BOL from where I bought it. I built a 70'x65' pole barn built and it now sits under cover at one end. It sits on railroad ties. Back then ti cost me $4700 including delivery and the extra doors. There was no local source at that time and this was the cheapest deal I could find back then. They are available now locally for about $2600 delivered w/doors on ONE end. I'm 500 miles from the coast. No regrets, makes good, strong secure storage. I have the lock boxes on both doors, so short of a lock picker or a cutting torch they will have a hell getting into it. Yet, someone said it, "it screams valuables are inside.". So far, so good, no thieves have hit me yet in 14 years. YMMV

GM15


The harder you make your target, the more thieves will look elsewhere, IF they are making random break-ins. OTOH if they know what's in your container and want it... nothing will stop them. Most thefts/burglaries/etc are inside or quasi-inside jobs, meaning that either your brother in law helped out, or one of your kids blabbed, "Oh my daddy has a neat generator in the conex box..."

Your greatest defense included OPSEC.
finishman2000  [Team Member]
1/25/2010 6:59:50 AM
Originally Posted By GM15:
I have a 40' that I've had since 1998. I ordered it with doors on both ends and delivered 160 miles to my BOL from where I bought it. I built a 70'x65' pole barn built and it now sits under cover at one end. It sits on railroad ties. Back then ti cost me $4700 including delivery and the extra doors. There was no local source at that time and this was the cheapest deal I could find back then. They are available now locally for about $2600 delivered w/doors on ONE end. I'm 500 miles from the coast. No regrets, makes good, strong secure storage. I have the lock boxes on both doors, so short of a lock picker or a cutting torch they will have a hell getting into it. Yet, someone said it, "it screams valuables are inside.". So far, so good, no thieves have hit me yet in 14 years. YMMV

GM15


sorry to burst the dream of security...but with the new cordless grinders it's almost impossible to leave something and be sure it will be there when you come back. a cutting wheel and few batteries you can cut the tabs and poles the lock the doors to the body. padlocks? like butter! sucks that is the world we live in.
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