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August 17, 2004

BUYING IN BULK

It can save you money.

(Thanks to everyone with online access)

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whohoo! 1st

Second?

Thanks for the insightful comments, guys.

No caskets here. If they come out with discount urns give me a call.

Where would the casket put you on the kinky test?

Finally, a wholesaler begins to pay attention to the growing vampire market.

We're undead, sure, but that doesn't mean we're rich!

I'm with Jeff - between a discount urn and a major-league bar-be-que - that's my burial needs taken care of...

Saving dough couldn't be neater
Than a discount trip to St. Peter
Caskets at Costco?
Next thing you know
Satan's the new Wal-Mart greeter

While most caskets are still typically purchased at funeral homes, Jones said sales of caskets over the Internet have also picked up over the last few years.

Caskets on eBay? MKJ you should be all over this.

Jeff, Higgy & all other urn optioners: would you buy an urn shaped like a casket? Let me know, I'm looking for a new hobby.

dave also included 'personalized' caskets in a recent gift guide.

My question is, where the hell do you store it between date of purchase and date of demise? I think my wife would not let me keep it in the garage.

As long as I can get the airbrushed image of an Indian princess, grey wolf and waterfall on the lid, I don't care where I buy my casket.

I think I'll hold off until the headstone special hits the local Costco.

Shouldn't be later than Halloween.

CostCo tends towards the large size in everything. You can't go get a jar of mayonaise, you have to buy a tub of it. Same with anything else, there. So instead of buying a casket for just one person, you have to buy one that holds the whole family!

Costco selling caskets is OK by me. What is not OK is that yesterday a person from the local funeral home came by and was basically peddling his wares door to door.

What scared me was that I looked like a good prospect so he gave me his sales pitch.

Also how do you judge this one, the economy is so bad funeral homes have to go door to door or is everyone so healthy because of the economy he has to go door to door?

You're killing me, Peri. Just killing me.

(But it was funny, nevertheless.)

Will that be paper or plastic?

um, doesnt a funeral home have to do stuff with the body - so are they gonna charge extra if you have to have it sent to a funeral place instead of just taking it with you? creeeepy. and the greeters at walmart arent satanic, its walmart itself that is. yuck. i boycott them.

Husband: Just come back from shopping?

Wife: Yes, and you wouldn't BELIEVE the bargains I found!

Husband: Oh?

Wife: I got a six-pack of caskets at Costco, assorted sizes to fit everyone. Of course, if little Timmy keeps growing like he has, he may have to trade up a size ...

Husband: You are just the best little shopper, Dear, always thinking of us. What would we do without you?

* fade as husband and his darling wife embrace and smooch *

Randy
Cart master: Bring out your dead! Ninepence.
Customer: Here’s one!
Cart master: Ninepence.
Dead person: I’m not dead!
Cart master: What?
Customer: Nothing. Here's your ninepence.
Dead person: I’m not dead!
Cart master: 'Ere. He says he's not dead!
Customer: Yes, he is.
Dead person: I'm not!
Cart master: He isn't?
Customer: Well, he will be soon. He's very ill.
Dead person: I'm getting better!
Customer: No, you’re not. You’ll be stone dead in a moment.
Cart master: Oh, I can't take him like that. It's against regulations
Dead person: I don’t want to go on the cart!
Customer: Oh, don’t be such a baby.

Randy
Cart master: Bring out your dead! Ninepence.
Customer: Here’s one!
Cart master: Ninepence.
Dead person: I’m not dead!
Cart master: What?
Customer: Nothing. Here's your ninepence.
Dead person: I’m not dead!
Cart master: 'Ere. He says he's not dead!
Customer: Yes, he is.
Dead person: I'm not!
Cart master: He isn't?
Customer: Well, he will be soon. He's very ill.
Dead person: I'm getting better!
Customer: No, you’re not. You’ll be stone dead in a moment.
Cart master: Oh, I can't take him like that. It's against regulations
Dead person: I don’t want to go on the cart!
Customer: Oh, don’t be such a baby.

I'd like an urn with a pouring spout because I want my ashes sprinkled over the ocean on a sunny sparkly day. My friend tells me I should have somewhere that people can go to remember me. Maybe, because of the handy pouring spout, it could become a juice pitcher afterward and she could remember me everytime she goes to the fridge.

iolite
Try Tupperware. You can use a pitcher to "pitch" your ashes. Cute.

LOL - Thanks MOTW. Good Idea, it would appeal to my husband too, practical AND affordable. :)

CostCo must be preparing for another terrorist attack - caskets in bulk!

Can we bring a stiff into Costco with us? Ya know... just to try it on for size, check for the right coloring, softness... oh yeah, softness... does the stiff really care? I mean, every casket I see looks comfier than my bed. What a waste!

I wanna go out like a real man. Bury me on a board of nails, place a rock on my chest and make me look like I'm resting very peacefully.

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