It really comes down to the quality and working order of the container. While those in the industry try to explain that in conditional terms like “one-trip”, “IICL”, “cargo worthy”, “wind/water tight”, or “as-is”, there are notable differences from container to container on each of those categories. Sometimes when you order “direct”, the container may have service flaws that need attention. The doors may be difficult to open. There may be rust that needs to be grinded off and removed. We will touch up rust areas with new paint after fully grinding the rust away, and in many cases, we may paint the entire box with fresh paint of a corresponding color. We recognize that not everyone has the time, tools, and materials needed to get a used container into regular use working condition. We put that into our containers and are confident in our product. If you look at ours and look at others, there are noticeable differences. Purchasing containers direct from a port is like rolling the dice. Sometimes they are great with no or minimal issues requiring attention. More often than not, they need some type of work done to them. Any issues you notice during delivery from an online broker, the delivery driver is not going to be able to address for you at that moment and in most cases, only works for a third-party delivery company, not who you ordered it from. If you didn’t order it locally, it can be challenging to get someone from an online agency to come out to service any defects. Any issues with ours, we can schedule a time to come out and look at any challenges. In fact, your container will be delivered by owners of the company. We can go over the container with you and provide best practices on container maintenance.