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Old 10-29-2009, 02:40 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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The world's largest retailer wants to keep its customers even after they die.

Wal-Mart has started selling caskets on its Web site 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 Starts Selling Caskets, Urns Online - ABC News
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Old 10-29-2009, 06:56 AM
 
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That's just crass. But if they start selling body bags, I'm outta here.
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Old 10-29-2009, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Louisiana and Pennsylvania
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Crass?..Maybe, maybe not. However, given the fact that so many have 'net access now and that funeral homes sell caskets at what..a 3-400 % markup??, I'm sure they will sell a lot.
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Old 10-29-2009, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood, DE and beautiful SXM!
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This is just good marketing and it has worked well for Costco for years. There is nothing crass about selling a product that is needed.
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Old 10-30-2009, 11:38 AM
 
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They should have no problems under cutting the funeral homes ;way to go wal-mart.
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Old 10-31-2009, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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Nothing like having to get out of here on a discount budget.
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Old 11-02-2009, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Louisiana and Pennsylvania
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Nothing like having to get out of here on a discount budget.
Ha Ha!..That made my day
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Old 11-02-2009, 08:26 PM
 
Location: CasaMo
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I wonder what the return policy is.....
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