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Old 10-28-2009, 18:18   #1 (permalink)
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Wal-Mart starts selling caskets, urns online - USATODAY.com

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MILWAUKEE — The world's largest retailer wants to keep its customers even after they die.
Wal-Mart has started selling caskets on its website at prices that undercut many funeral homes, long the major seller of caskets.

The move follows a similar one by discount rival Costco, which also sells caskets on its site.

Wal-Mart (WMT), based in Bentonville, Ark., quietly put up about 15 caskets and dozens of urns on its website last week.

Prices range from $999 for models like "Dad Remembered" and "Mom Remembered" steel caskets to the mid-level $1,699 "Executive Privilege." All are less than $2,000, except for the Sienna Bronze Casket, which sells for $3,199.

Caskets ship within 48 hours. Federal law requires funeral homes to accept third-party caskets.
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Re: Wal-Mart starts selling caskets

I saw that. Wal~Mart is trying to win us over in life & death.
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Old 10-28-2009, 19:46   #3 (permalink)
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It looks kinda weird seeing this on Walmart.com
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Before its over, they will be selling funerals. You make funeral payments at any checkout.
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