200 Cremation Caskets For Sale on Ebay, Bidding Starts at $0.99

March 6, 2012
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When I first saw this headline I chuckled, then I thought, “what the heck, who is selling these, this has to be a joke” then I clicked the Ebay link and was quite surprised.

The listing was in fact real and it was for 200 cremation caskets. The bidding is set to start at $0.99, if you don’t want to have a bidding war; there is always the “Buy Now” price of $35,000. The listing says that the price has been reduced for quick sale.

First, I was glad to see that the seller is not a box store like Walmart, Cosco, or online retail giant Amazon. The seller is non-profit “Operation Noah’s Ark” and they are selling the caskets, which were donated by ACE CASKETS LTD, to raise money for the charity.

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Operation Noah’s Ark has a mission statement that reads:

To provide burial and bereavement services and products to the underprivileged families who have suffered the loss of a loved one and who cannot afford the costs associated with services for the deceased.

This is an innovative approach to raising money and I applaud ACE CASKETS for donating the product.

The auction ends in 1 day so you better start bidding!

One Question:

Is there any concern that a non-funeral industry person might purchase these products and resell them?

Follow this link to view the full listing on Ebay:  http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320859792815#ht_3389wt_1413

Ryan Thogmartin

CEO at DISRUPT Media and ConnectingDirector.com
Ryan Thogmartin is the Owner and CEO of DISRUPT Media. DISRUPT Media is a full service social media agency specializing in social media strategy, management and reporting for funeral companies. DISRUPT Media is the creator of the FUNERAL Social Design Process which is the only full service social media strategy program crafted specifically for the funeral profession.

Go to http://funeralsocial.com to find out more about the services we offer. Our clients who are apart of our FUNERAL Social Design Process are seeing an increase in post reach and engagement of over 300%.

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