Article here! That’s totally crazy. What next? Actual holes in the ground in your local Walmart Cemetery?
The world’s largest retailer, Wal-Mart, now plans to hold on to customers even after they die – by selling coffins.
Prices range from a “Mom” or “Dad Remembered” steel coffin for $895 (£540), to a bronze model at $2,899.
The retailer is allowing customers to plan ahead by paying for the caskets over 12 months for no interest. They can be dispatched within 48 hours.
“From cradles to coffins” – could be quite the tag-line. I do agree with this part of the article: Pat Lynch, of the National Funeral Home Directors Association, told AP news agency: “There’s no question in my mind as a funeral director for nearly 40 years that the most critical element is the human contact.” I think people will always want a personalized service for something as important as this. Getting a coffin shipped to you in a huge box somehow just seems creepy.