Consumers Opting For Cremations Over Costly Funerals

Consumers Opting For Cremations Over Costly Funerals

The Grim Reaper wears hand-me-downs; the Great Recession is forcing more people to opt for cheaper cremations over costly funerals. [WSJ via Clusterstock] [More]

Costco Ships Your Mom's Casket To Houston, But The Funeral Is In New Jersey

Costco Ships Your Mom's Casket To Houston, But The Funeral Is In New Jersey

D.’s mother passed away last week. The funeral is today, and the wake was yesterday. He writes that thanks to Costco and their supplier Universal Casket, the casket that he ordered with expedited shipping was somehow shipped to a different city entirely, leaving the family scrambling for a new casket at the last minute, and defeating the entire purpose of ordering a casket by mail order in the first place. Costco did reach out and make things right, but not until later. [More]

Even In Death, You Can Still Shop At Walmart

Even In Death, You Can Still Shop At Walmart

Walmart now provides for their customers from cradle to grave. Quite literally—since you can not only purchase cribs there, you can now order caskets and funerary urns from the mega-retailer’s Web site.

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Today’s overstock.com deal of the day is a Franklin 18-gauge Steel Casket. Yours for only $1,249.99, regularly $3,375.99. [Overstock.com]

Don’t Lose Your Shirt Over a Casket

Don’t Lose Your Shirt Over a Casket

Where can you get a good deal on a coffin?