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evilwaldo
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#1 Posted on 17.8.04 0946.54
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http://money.cnn.com/2004/08/17/news/fortune500/costco_caskets/index.htm?cnn=yes

I have no idea what to say.
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#2 Posted on 17.8.04 0948.41
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Why is it tasteless? Why would you want to be ripped off by the markup at a funeral home taking advantage of you in a time of greiving?
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#3 Posted on 17.8.04 0952.06
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    Originally posted by Grimis
    Why is it tasteless? Why would you want to be ripped off by the markup at a funeral home taking advantage of you in a time of greiving?


My father has always been very insistant over the years that he wanted to be cremated and not buried, so unless they're also going to be using one of the furnaces in the back, this doesn't help me much, even if I DO have a Costo membership. :)
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#4 Posted on 17.8.04 1057.53
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1. Wouldn't it look wierd to have a coffin display next to the soda or bulk pasta?

2. Suppose you buy a coffin at Costco. Do you strap it to the top of your car and take it home to store non-perishables?

Maybe they expect big sales to goth kids in their early 20's who would rather a coffin bed than a real bed but it just seems wierd to be shopping at Costco for a coffin.
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#5 Posted on 17.8.04 1103.00
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    Originally posted by evilwaldo
    1. Wouldn't it look wierd to have a coffin display next to the soda or bulk pasta?




No way, stick 'em next to the medicines section. Gotta catch the hypocondriac market ;)
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#6 Posted on 17.8.04 1151.29
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I was thinking put them by the registers. Nothings says IMPULSE PURCHASE like a coffin buy at the last minute.
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#7 Posted on 17.8.04 1318.01
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Finally, our nation's goths can avoid the middleman.
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#8 Posted on 17.8.04 1356.37
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I wonder if the Costco guys watched this episode of "Bullshit!".

(edited by JayJayDean on 17.8.04 1157)
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#9 Posted on 17.8.04 1406.33
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    Originally posted by JayJayDean

    I wonder if the Costco guys watched this episode of "Bullshit!".



Uh. I've never encountered such a thing before, but apparently, Canada isn't ready for Showtime:

    Originally posted by www.sho.com

    sorry

    We at Showtime Online express our apologies; however, these pages are intended for access only from within the United States.




(I was redirected to http://www.sho.com/site/homepage/index.do)

Must be some state secrets in there or something...
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#10 Posted on 17.8.04 2156.31
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    Originally posted by tarnish
      Originally posted by JayJayDean

      I wonder if the Costco guys watched this episode of "Bullshit!".



    Uh. I've never encountered such a thing before, but apparently, Canada isn't ready for Showtime:

      Originally posted by www.sho.com

      sorry

      We at Showtime Online express our apologies; however, these pages are intended for access only from within the United States.




    (I was redirected to http://www.sho.com/site/homepage/index.do)

    Must be some state secrets in there or something...


I know I am not supposed to tell you this, but it's because of Stealing Sinatra - yes, Blame it on Canada!
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#11 Posted on 22.8.04 0047.02
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    Originally posted by tarnish
      Originally posted by JayJayDean

      I wonder if the Costco guys watched this episode of "Bullshit!".



    Uh. I've never encountered such a thing before, but apparently, Canada isn't ready for Showtime:

      Originally posted by www.sho.com

      sorry

      We at Showtime Online express our apologies; however, these pages are intended for access only from within the United States.




    (I was redirected to http://www.sho.com/site/homepage/index.do)

    Must be some state secrets in there or something...


Shouldn't they remove the WorldWideWeb part

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#12 Posted on 22.8.04 0129.42
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I knew from the moment I read the article that the jokes about where to put the caskets were coming... and as always, y'all didn't disappoint.

This board is SICK~! LOL... But I love it.
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#13 Posted on 23.8.04 1719.05
Reposted on: 23.8.11 1720.32
    Originally posted by tarnish
      Originally posted by JayJayDean

      I wonder if the Costco guys watched this episode of "Bullshit!".



    Uh. I've never encountered such a thing before, but apparently, Canada isn't ready for Showtime:

      Originally posted by www.sho.com

      sorry

      We at Showtime Online express our apologies; however, these pages are intended for access only from within the United States.




    (I was redirected to http://www.sho.com/site/homepage/index.do)

    Must be some state secrets in there or something...


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