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deltaland
Mississippi St. Fan
Member since Mar 2011
36574 posts

Why do we spend so much on coffins?
This has to be the dumbest thing on the planet. The person is dead, he doesn't need to be laid in a comfortable 10k dollar container. Put them in the dirt and let nature do its thing. You're not gonna dig them up to get a look at them again


Evil Little Thing
LSU Fan
Member since Jul 2013
5224 posts

re: Why do we spend so much on coffins?
Yes


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magildachunks
Member since Oct 2006
17073 posts

re: Why do we spend so much on coffins?
You don't have to


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OysterPoBoy
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BR
Member since Jul 2013
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re: Why do we spend so much on coffins?
Guilt


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CypressTrout10
Atlanta Braves Fan
Member since Jun 2016
1215 posts

re: Why do we spend so much on coffins?
I've made it known to my family to get some plywood and screw it together and I'll be happy I saved them 10k


Brazos
LSU Fan
Member since Oct 2013
6575 posts

re: Why do we spend so much on coffins?
It is dumb. Its a huge racket.


TH03
Iowa State Fan
Dallas
Member since Dec 2008
114753 posts

re: Why do we spend so much on coffins?
My will is going to demand cremation and demand surviving family makes chocolate milk out of me


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LigerFan
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Member since Jan 2014
1869 posts
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re: Why do we spend so much on coffins?
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You're not gonna dig them up to get a look at them again


Speak for yourself, Deltaland


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OysterPoBoy
LSU Fan
BR
Member since Jul 2013
7464 posts
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re: Why do we spend so much on coffins?
I want one of those monk coffins.


Scruffy
USA Fan
Member since Jul 2011
51270 posts

re: Why do we spend so much on coffins?
Massive racket.

Graveyards themselves are complete wastes of what is usually prime real estate.


HogX
Arkansas Fan
Madison, WI
Member since Dec 2012
974 posts

re: Why do we spend so much on coffins?
Just throw me down a damn trash chute somewhere.


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Scooba
LSU Fan
Member since Jun 2013
12476 posts

re: Why do we spend so much on coffins?
Cremation FTW


s14suspense
USA Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Mar 2007
13690 posts

re: Why do we spend so much on coffins?
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Massive racket.

Graveyards themselves are complete wastes of what is usually prime real estate.


Yep, couldn't care less what they do with my body. Sprinkle ashes somewhere if they really want to, but don't take up any space.


idlewatcher
Houston Astros Fan
Houston
Member since Jan 2012
24809 posts

re: Why do we spend so much on coffins?
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The person is dead, he doesn't need to be laid in a comfortable 10k dollar container.


How OT poor are you exactly?


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TigerMyth36
River Ridge
Member since Nov 2005
34853 posts

re: Why do we spend so much on coffins?
I probably need to make it more clear in my will that I would prefer a hefty bag and left out for the trash pickup.

Is cremation the cheapest or do they charge coffin prices for the most modest receptacle?

Image: https://i2.wp.com/agoodgoodbye.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Big-Lebowski.jpg


VOLhalla
Tennessee Fan
Nashville
Member since Feb 2011
3059 posts

re: Why do we spend so much on coffins?
It really is. Mourning people aren't rational and funeral home owners know this. They'll try to upsell you on expensive coffins and services like cement. They will prey on your desire to preserve the memory of your loved-ones.

I actually took a BS course on death and dying and the funeral home business is incredibly shady


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upgrayedd
Lamar Fan
White-manning in metro BR
Member since Mar 2013
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phil good
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2013
964 posts

re: Why do we spend so much on coffins?
Take a look at the cost of a funeral with a black owned company vs a company like Rabenhurst. It's about a third of the cost for the same service


VinegarStrokes
Georgia Tech Fan
Georgia
Member since Oct 2015
1503 posts

re: Why do we spend so much on coffins?
We do it because the decision makers are typically upset/distraught when they meet with the funeral directors. The funeral directors then show you the expensive options to take advantage of said emotions. People don't tend to make very smart decisions when dealing with these situations.


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Bullfrog
LSU Fan
Damn my glass house is fulla holes.
Member since Jul 2010
31472 posts

re: Why do we spend so much on coffins?
Egyptians living forever
&
Christians needing to be intact for the second coming.


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