Located on the Gold Coast QLD, Sinclair Containers is a family operated business which has over 20 years of experience in the container industry. They service Brisbane to northern NSW with a range of shipping container options, from 8′ to 40′ containers, brand new to old containers and standard, high cube and refrigerated containers.
They also offer modifications and delivery so this can be very helpful for the DIY person who may not want to do the metalwork part of their project. Although there are a few things we could recommend for improvement, their website is quite useful and we love the fact that they have a freight estimator as this is often one of the unknowns which you can waste time researching. They also have an online shopping cart with prices and this is not common, but is extremely useful and time saving for those researching a new container project.
Sinclair Container Pricing?
Showing their prices online in their shopping cart shows that they are not afraid to display their prices in public and therefore builds confidence that they are offering a good price, and from our assessment their container prices are very reasonable. Although not displayed on the website, the price for modifications is also very good, that is unless you are a metal worker with all the tools and therefore can do it yourself at a cheaper price.
They also state that they offer expert service, but we have not had a chance to assess this ourselves, nor have we spoken with anyone who has used their services.
One major downside is that we emailed them, send a message through their contact form and tried calling them and we were unable to get a response with the email and message, the phone call got through but we were told that someone would get back to us and unfortunately they never did.
All in all we think they have a reasonable offering and think they should be considered for potential shipping container suppliers.
All information above was correct as of 14 Nov 2013.
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All comments and criticism regarding Sinclair Container Sales & Hire is given as an unbiased review, what readers do with this is up to them and it is in no way meant to be slander. Whether you are part of this business or simply feel that the above information is incorrect please contact us and we will be happy to discuss it, we are a bunch of Ozzies and therefore feel any issues can be dealt with in the Australian way of just having a chat, we can even have a beer if you want.