Wal-Mart Sells Caskets Online

The world's largest retailer wants to keep its customers even after they die. Wal-Mart has started selling caskets on its Web site at prices that undercut most funeral homes.

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The world's biggest retailer will help you say farewell to a loved one for a low, low price. Wal-Mart is selling caskets on its Web site. It's undercutting the prices charged by funeral homes. Federal law requires the funeral home to use third-party caskets if they're sent over. For $999, you too can buy a casket called Dad Remembered or Mom Remembered. A little more money brings you caskets called Executive Privilege.

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