See that my grave is kept clean…and that it ain’t from frackin
The world’s largest retailer wants to keep its customers even after they die.
A company offers wooden caskets as a cheaper option to those planning a funeral.
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, based in Bentonville, Ark., quietly put up about 15 caskets and dozens of urns on its Web site 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.
The caskets come from Star Legacy Funeral Network, Inc., a company based in McHenry, Ill., that sells the same caskets for about the same price — some less — on its site, along with many others.
“Honey, you run get you some pringles, and I’ll find me another pack of them 3 for a dollar panties…and remember your daddy died last night, you pick out one of them coffins…try the one with the air-brushed picture of the pearly gates, ok?”