Latest Round Of Shipping Container Sales Closes With $15,250 In Winning Bids
PHOENIX (Nov. 15, 2023) - The second round of shipping containers available through the state’s public auction platform has closed after two weeks of bidding. The two individual 40 foot containers were sold for $3,300 and $3,250. The set of three 40 foot containers was sold for $8,700. A total of 11 bidders participated in the auction, with a total of 41 bids.
The next auction opened on Nov. 15 and will close Nov. 29 at 7pm.
The state is increasing the containers available due to public interest. The following lots will be available: one grouping of five (starting bid $10,000), one grouping of three (starting bid $6,000), and four individual containers (starting bid $2,000/each) will be available.
Each auction includes photos of the container(s) and each bidding period will be open for 14 days, with additional containers posted every two weeks. The winning bidder will have five days to finalize payment and schedule pickup, which must be completed within 15 business days of purchase. The loading and transportation cost of the containers is the responsibility of the buyer and is not included in the bid price.
The state started auctioning shipping containers to the public through the State’s online auction platform on Oct. 16.
Bidders must create a free account in order to participate. Accounts will be activated seven calendar days after creation, at which time bidders can start bidding on any state auction.
Shipping containers are still available to registered governments and eligible nonprofit organizations for direct purchase. Registration paperwork can be found on the website.
State Surplus is required to dispose of surplus materials to the public pursuant to ARS § 41-2602.
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