If you've been shopping around for used pallet containers for sale, you probably know by now that these plastic containers come in two flavors: used and refurbished. Is there a difference? Yes. Which one should you choose? That depends...
Choosing between used or refurbished often comes down to 1) your application's tolerance for condition and function; 2) how many and how soon you need them; and 3) how much you want to spend.
The Used Plastic Container Market
Pallet Containers are engineered for long life. This means they often outlast their original purpose and routinely become available for sale in the secondary market. Sometimes a bulk container has had very little wear and tear and almost looks new. Other times, the container has been knocked around pretty good. Some pre-owned containers are sold "as is" and others are reconditioned.
Here's what to consider:
How to Find Used Pallet Containers
If you need a very small quantity for a one-time application, check around locally for inventory. If you'll need a larger supply of used industrial boxes on an ongoing basis, be sure to build a relationship with a pallet container specialist. The pros have their finger on the pulse of the market and can be your best ally for matching you with used supplies.
Have questions about used pallet containers? Add them in the comments below or contact me to discuss your specific application.
Post by: Penny Peirce, Business Development
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