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Rent...? Buy...? Why?

Posted on: 02/03/2020
Fork in the Road Rent - Buy

Which is better? Renting or buying?

Which is better? The answer to that question largely depends on what your long-term needs are. If you plan on using a storage container for any type of business storage you should consider renting because of the bigger benefit of flexibility to relocate units based on your job site or inventory needs, to set and maintain monthly budgets, and to take advantage of built in maintenance, repair and insurance protection. However, buying may be more beneficial to an individual or homeowner who plans for life-long use of the unit. Up-front investment for purchasing a container can range from $1,500 to $5,000, plus delivery.  

Most customers like the flexibility of returning their conex box at any time and having the options of changing the size and features of their unit; renting for them is the best option. Additionally, there are fewer upfront costs if you choose to rent. Rental fees range between $75-$200 depending on the size and condition of the shipping container. And when you’re done with your unit, all you need to do is call Mobile Mini’s 24/7 industry-best customer service and schedule a convenient pick-up. Usually, pick-ups are in 5 days or less. Charges stop the moment you call in the pickup.  

If you have any problems while renting a Mobile Mini unit, call the world’s best 24/7 customer service and you’ll always be taken care of. If you own your own storage unit, it can be the Wild West out there and unfortunately, you’re on your own when problems arise.


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