Discounted caskets at Walmart

I don’t know about you…but this does sound a little weird…

You can tell we’re still in an economic recession when WalMart starts selling discounted caskets. Customer loyalty has reached now the after-life, reports an article from the Associated Press. It turns out this is nothing new. Rival Costco has also started selling caskets in an attempt to lure customers from  the major seller: funeral homes.

The cheaper casket  I have found at Costco is the “Mom Remembered” or “Dad Remembered” and it costs $924. They’re not wood, but steel. Walmart beats the price by $30 since the same one costs $895. This is a big difference with traditional funeral homes, where a casket costs $2000 and up.

I guess that death is also a commodity, even more so during a recession…so, if it makes it easier for a family to mourn for their loved ones without having to stress about money…who’s to judge?


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