Tuesday, April 17th, 2012
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Customer Reviews For The Mother Casket From Costco.com, $949.00 (Plus Shipping And Handling)

• "Everyone was very impressed with the idea of a Costco casket."

• "We decided to purchase the beautiful 'Mother Casket' after reading all 11 reviews with a score of 5 out of 5 stars."

• "The mortuary was familiar with the BRING YOUR OWN CASKET (BYOC)—although they did not tell me when the casket had arrived."

• "I think that my Mom would have been delighted with the purchase. She looked lovely with the lilac color of the casket."

• "It was much easier than standing in a room full of caskets trying to choose one."

• "I chose this casket for my mother based on the color and I can honestly say it was absolutely the best funeral decision I made."

• "This is from someone who has connections within the funeral industry."

• "I have never been disappointed with Costco's services and products, but when it came right down to choosing a casket for my mother-in-law online, I was very hesitant."

• "Beautiful casket at an amazing value, but the best part of the whole experience were the people I dealt with at Universal Casket and Costco.com."

• "Even prettier than the picture!"

• "Con: Costco website tracking is not updated live."

• "I would recommend this product to anyone."



Alex Beggs and Jack DeLigter are editorial assistants at Vanity Fair magazine and can help you plan your next funeral faster than you can say “TurboTax.” They would like to remind you that The Mother Casket may cost $949.00 but shipping and handling is included!

25 Comments / Post A Comment

deepomega (#1,720)

Or you could just put someone in a pine box. If it's good enough for cowboys, it's good enough for me.

BadUncle (#153)

@deepomega What? The Costco Chipper not good enough for you, Mr. Fancy Dan?

deepomega (#1,720)

@BadUncle Fancy Dan's my FATHER. I'm just Regular Dan.

gumplr (#66)

"Because Mom wouldn't want you coughin' up the big bucks."

cuminafterall (#163,544)

That is an astonishingly good price for a casket! Is it made of particleboard or something?

City_Dater (#2,500)

@cuminafterall

My first guess was "molded plastic." It's very similar in color to a Barbie sports car my dolls rolled around in, back in the '70s.

cuminafterall (#163,544)

@City_Dater Clicked through to satisfy my curiosity– it's 18-gauge steel, and it's not the cheapest 18-gauge steel casket you can find on the Internet. Wonder what the funeral home markup would be on this beauty?

scroll_lock (#4,122)

Because you're too busy arranging your mother-in-law's untimely demise to waste valuable time shopping for her casket.

scroll_lock (#4,122)

"When you care enough to wait for the coupon start date."

IF ANYONE SHOVES ME IN THAT THING WHEN I DROP DEAD, I WILL HAUNT YOU INTO INFINITY AND BEYOND.

ejcsanfran (#489)

@Choire Sicha@facebook: But you're OK being shoved in there while still alive..?

Bittersweet (#765)

@Choire Sicha@facebook: Somebody make sure this happens, and then dress Corpse Choire in jorts and a button-down.

scroll_lock (#4,122)

How much to have "Nippy" emblazoned on the interior?

deepomega (#1,720)

In all seriousness, though, my plan is to get myself infected with a plague virus on my deathbed so the government has to burn my body for free.

These reviews are horseshit. "Mother Casket" wasn't even Frank Zappa's best record.

BadUncle (#153)

It looks more like a casket for Bronies.

IBentMyWookie (#133)

Next to the Target Urn, this is just tacky.

Astigmatism (#1,950)

In the annals of funeral service and product providers, that's about as non-freaky as it gets. Two days talking about my father's "cremains" made me think that the only humane thing for one's family is to be vaporized in space like that guy in _Sunshine_.

ejcsanfran (#489)

I'm dying to purchase this casket!

ejcsanfran (#489)

"Rest in Puce"

Jackie Thomason (#7,092)

Dear family and friends, Please read my damn papers if you can find them in this hellhole of a filing system. I SAID I do not want a fucking casket. Thank you!

Ham Snadwich (#11,842)

The bullet points in the description is pretty hilarious:

- Material: 18 gauge steel
- Finish: Painted Neapolitan blue with silver shading
- Design: Square corner, gasketed oversized casket
- THERE IS NO SCIENTIFIC OR OTHER EVIDENCE THAT ANY CASKET WITH A SEALING DEVICE WILL PRESERVE HUMAN REMAINS
- Interior: Ice blue crepe
- Embroidered landscape 3 cross background head panel, "In God's Care" inscribed

Ham Snadwich (#11,842)

are. are hilarious.

When I clicked on the picture of the casket it said "Mother's Day is May 13th"

Sam Justin (#248,125)

I bought a lot of products from Costco but none of them were so big, I wonder if they have an extra-tax for such products. I entered on their website and saw a lot of interesting products, do they have package shipping included in the price?

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