Big-Box Stores Selling Coffins

This item we came across this morning was just too morbid to pass up. Apparently big-box stores from Walmart to Costco are selling coffins.

Walmart is selling them online on a trial basis right now. Coffins range from $895 to just under $3,000.

A quick Google search informed us that there are some independent companies out there selling coffins on the Internet. Included are Centurycasket.com and then there’s CasketFurniture.com, a company with the tagline “Furniture for a lifetime…and beyond.”

You’ve gotta hand it to Walmart and Costco. These retailers are leaving no stone unturned nowadays.

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7 Responses to “Big-Box Stores Selling Coffins”


  1. 1 James December 17, 2009 at 9:12 am

    Apparently Walmart and Costco see profit potential in following the medical profession!

  2. 2 Bg December 17, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    Great idea. Millions of people spend their whole life, literally, trying to save a buck only to wind up sending their family to the high roller back room when it’s time to buy a box. I just have to wonder about the protocol. Why not BYO.

  3. 3 h1n1prep December 17, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    Perhaps a massive pandemic is anticipated (H1N1).

  4. 4 Market Participant December 17, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    Coffin sales at Costco have been going on for a while. The funeral business is a giant fraud which manages to survive because its customers are overwhelmed with emotion.If your interested, Jessica Mitford’s the American way of death, is a very entertaining mid-20th century expose of the funeral industry.

  5. 5 g alterman December 18, 2009 at 9:03 am

    Time for them to start selling a line of designer urns for ashes

  6. 6 DF Coffins December 18, 2009 at 9:31 am

    In fact, at Costco, you can pick up the Bonus Pack–three coffins for just under $5,000. Need to remember that for next time when stocking up on toilet paper and paper towels. Thanks.

  7. 7 Dave N December 18, 2009 at 11:33 am

    Here is the opportunity…cardboard coffins at your local shopping center…in-line store 1800sf shipped directly from China. Looks like wood…but dissolves in just a few short years…and they are cheaper than Wal-Mart/Sams/Costco…you live the green life…why not go out the same way?


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