Walmart.com Selling Diapers and Coffins

Is Wal-Mart planning to take over the world? Probably not, but apparently the retail giant wants to sell consumers anything, ranging from diapers for the newborn baby to a casket for those who pass. While the thought of Wal-Mart selling caskets--yes, those things you bury dead people in--is somewhat surprising, evidently selling caskets is a big business--$11 billion a year in fact--and Wal-Mart wants to cash in.

The Reuters report indicated that onsumers can land on Walmart.com and purchase the Lady de Guadalupe steel casket for $895, or a Sienna bronze casket for a whopping 2,899.00. The company began selling caskets online a few weeks ago, but is currently trying the service in beta mode.

Walmart.com spokesman Ravi Jariwala told Reuters that the caskets do not qualify for Walmart.com's free site-to-store shipping program. Instead, the caskets will require freight delivery straight to the shopper's door (aka preferred address). The Sienna bronze casket has an estimated shipping cost of $99, almost the price of two PC games. Not to shabby for something so large.

UPDATE: Cosco is selling caskets online, too.

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  • icepick314"The Sienna bronze casket has an estimated shipping cost of $99, almost the price of two PC games."i don't know what 2 games would require $99 shipping...

    Reading comprehension fail.
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  • What is the problem with you people posting random NON tech things on a TECH site. I don't care that walmart sells coffins.
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  • did you really compare posting for a casket to 2 games... really?
    the dark jokes are for insane readers to do...
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  • did you really compare posting for a casket to 2 games... really?
    the dark jokes are for insane readers to do...
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  • Quote:
    Is Wal-Mart planning to take over the world? Probably not, but apparently the retail giant wants to sell consumers anything, ranging from diapers for the newborn baby to a casket for those who pass.
    Even porn? xD
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  • I wonder if Walmart would be willing to give me a discount if I allow them to place their advertisement on my casket;)

    I will even let them paint their smiley face logo on the front for steep discount;)
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