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Costco Tests Waters of Casket Market

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Costco Tests Waters of Casket Market

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Costco Tests Waters of Casket Market

Costco Tests Waters of Casket Market

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This week, the giant wholesale store Costco began test-marketing caskets in two of its suburban Chicago stores. Six models, priced at $799.99, can be delivered within 48 hours. Funerals can cost thousands and Costco hopes the shopper looking for bargains in its many other aisles won't be offended by the caskets for sale. NPR's Cheryl Corley reports.