Contrary to popular belief, used shipping containers provide excellent secure, dry storage.
When purchasing a used shipping container, you can expect a sturdy, robust steel structure with no holes. You can expect a fully weather proof ex shipping container with fully working door gear, vents and a marine ply floor.
You can expect 10-15 years life out of your used shipping container as long as it is kept in a suitable environment, well maintained and not utilised to store corrosive materials.
You should not expect your used shipping container to be freshly painted or without dents, rust and markings. It is important to remember that this is a shipping container, it is made from Corten steel which is designed to rust, and, it has been utilised on hundreds of occasions to trans0rt goods by vessel around the world. It has been lifted on and off vessels and vehicles using heavy lifting equipment and carried tonnes upon tonnes of equipment. Not only does this mean that you should expect dents and marks, it also means that you are purchasing a vigorous piece of equipment that you can expect to keep your goods secure and dry for years to come.