Cardboard Coffin £99 @ Coffin Company
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Cardboard Coffin £99 @ Coffin Company

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Found 30th Dec 2014
Let's face it...it will be buried anyway, might as well make it environmentally friendly!

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£99 for a cardboard box!! Ouch, i'd turn in my grave being buried in a £99 cardboard box!!

Not really what I'm looking to get out of the January sales. But I'm sure it could be put to use for Xmas decs. Expensive box though!

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ourdevonfamily

£99 for a cardboard box!! Ouch, i'd turn in my grave being buried in a … £99 for a cardboard box!! Ouch, i'd turn in my grave being buried in a £99 cardboard box!!



Better than a £500 wooden box lol

£99 for a cardboard box?!?! And people are voting hot?

99 pound for some cardboard bet people are dying for this offer.

This may be a cheaper option - his & hers pack for £29.99! argos.co.uk/sta…htm


It's also lined.... for your comfort....so if you do turn it will be very comfortable

Wow

Even more shocked when you click on the "do it yourself" link!

Is it high grade cardboard? Does it have any form of spill proof lining? I hear the dead leaka fair bit.

diy self now would be better and you would could have a choice on colours lol oO

Cold from me :-)

habe you seen the price undertakers charge for coffins my husvand used to make and spray them they are a disgrace for the price would much rather go down this route and leave the money to my family rather thab give it to some greedy overpaid undertaker......

lets just hope it doesnt rain heavy when the person using it is getting buried

Not my kind of thing and you are all laughing but arranging your own funeral can be one of the best things you can do for the family you leave behind.

I'm only 35 but my funeral has been bought and paid for,plot and everything!

I see countless bereaved families at my work place struggling both emotionally and financially arranging a funeral for their loved one. That is something I certainly don't want my kids to face when the time comes.

By the way my coffin is wicker

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takethatfan1978

Not my kind of thing and you are all laughing but arranging your own … Not my kind of thing and you are all laughing but arranging your own funeral can be one of the best things you can do for the family you leave behind.I'm only 35 but my funeral has been bought and paid for,plot and everything!I see countless bereaved families at my work place struggling both emotionally and financially arranging a funeral for their loved one. That is something I certainly don't want my kids to face when the time comes.By the way my coffin is wicker



Ditto!

hbrettwood1

habe you seen the price undertakers charge for coffins my husvand used to … habe you seen the price undertakers charge for coffins my husvand used to make and spray them they are a disgrace for the price would much rather go down this route and leave the money to my family rather thab give it to some greedy overpaid undertaker......



Too true, my sister used to be ' in the trade' so to speak - and you're right it's a horrendous rip off!

Can't vote either way, no idea what a cardboard coffin would usually cost!

hbrettwood1

habe you seen the price undertakers charge for coffins my husvand used to … habe you seen the price undertakers charge for coffins my husvand used to make and spray them they are a disgrace for the price would much rather go down this route and leave the money to my family rather thab give it to some greedy overpaid undertaker......



A charming comment!
Having worked caring for terminally ill people for a long time and also visiting undertakers,they are not all greedy and overpaid. Providing good care and support to vulnerable bereaved people as decent undertakers do is priceless!

I for one couldn't do it,I deal with people before during and immediately after they die which is a huge privilige. The undertakers have to also deal with not so nice things afterwards.
Edited by: "takethatfan1978" 30th Dec 2014

bankerscum

Is it high grade cardboard? Does it have any form of spill proof lining? … Is it high grade cardboard? Does it have any form of spill proof lining? I hear the dead leaka fair bit.



Yes, Yes. Read the specs - you'll be suitably impressed

£99 for a reinforced cardboard box COLD COLD DAM COLD

Would rather pay the £145 for wicker/willow coffin

Well makes more sense then spending hundreds or thousands of pounds on a coffin. They all end up 6 foot under.

Cold from me, you can't actually really save money buying your own coffin, for a start you don't actually need a coffin at all and most undertakers do a basic package for about £900 if you want, which includes a lot of mandatory stuff.

Just give yourself to science if you want to save some money, or ask that none of your relatives claim your body from the morgue

hobo89

Can't vote either way, no idea what a cardboard coffin would usually cost!



well I wouldn't pay £99 for one no matter what so called experts say about how its specially made/reinforced/enviro friendly/dead body proof etc etc

takethatfan1978

and also visiting undertakers,they are not all greedy and overpaid.



Low grade chipboard with a fake veneer and plastic handles (or reused brass) for over £1000?

You must be on commission!

I actually bought 1 when my nan died but it was £67.99. so cold from me. but well worth it if they don't want fuss

wouldn't you likely fall through the bottom if it is cardboard?

do you know how heavy people are getting these days?

mutley1

wouldn't you likely fall through the bottom if it is cardboard?do you … wouldn't you likely fall through the bottom if it is cardboard?do you know how heavy people are getting these days?



Well go to wickes with your £50 notes and buy the stuff to make your own then.
Grow up!

More dead deals tonight.

takethatfan1978

I work in a hospice that is a charity so I would like to see where I'm on … I work in a hospice that is a charity so I would like to see where I'm on commission!!If you read my posts you will see I say I look after people before during and after death.The money paid to a funeral director is not just for the 'chipboard' but for things like dealing and preparing a body and supporting families. There are some good undertakers out there.



supporting families...don't make me laugh
we unfortunately used the co op for my mothers funeral and all they were bothered about was selling the extras....bunch of robbing ba5tards

Edited by: "gardner1" 30th Dec 2014

takethatfan1978

Well go to wickes with your £50 notes and buy the stuff to make your own … Well go to wickes with your £50 notes and buy the stuff to make your own then. Grow up!



grow up yourself and stop stalking me!
cardboard coffins are not very practical as they are not very strong by definition and are prone to water damage. what if it rains on the day of the burial? that would surely damage the coffin for sure. just some practical things to think about.

buy one for yourself and yours if you like but i would prefer to make my own if i had to plan this much in advance or even the wicker box option is better as wicker is stronger and not prone to water damage unlike cardboard containers.

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I can't actually believe you guys are having this argument

gardner1

supporting families...don't make me laughwe unfortunately used the co op … supporting families...don't make me laughwe unfortunately used the co op for my mothers funeral and all they were bothered about was selling the extras....bunch of robbing ba5tards



funerals are like weddings, you will be ripped off left right and centre irrespective who you are dealing with. no one will be getting comparable quotes for a funeral to see who is the cheapest and as everyone is grieving, costs become of second importance.

people's attitudes need to change and plan for funerals which is currently is taboo. but then again, i am superstitious and don't want to invite the grim reaper too early by making advance arrangements to meet him.

mutley1

wouldn't you likely fall through the bottom if it is cardboard? do you … wouldn't you likely fall through the bottom if it is cardboard? do you know how heavy people are getting these days?



No and yes - they are as strong as the chipboard most people get, if not stronger. Even if it rains. Though I'd not leave out overnight!

mutley1

grow up yourself and stop stalking me!cardboard coffins are not very … grow up yourself and stop stalking me!cardboard coffins are not very practical as they are not very strong by definition and are prone to water damage. what if it rains on the day of the burial? that would surely damage the coffin for sure. just some practical things to think about.buy one for yourself and yours if you like but i would prefer to make my own if i had to plan this much in advance or even the wicker box option is better as wicker is stronger and not prone to water damage unlike cardboard containers.



I'm not stalking you just replying to your daft questions. These are stronger than you think. I have been present when a persons body has been collected from my work place by an undertaker and placed into one. They have to be strong. A body isn't just placed inside they are in a lining first.

If you don't know what your talking about then you shouldn't really spout rubbish,practical things are thought about. Coffins can be covered if outside in wet conditions for long.

As stated my funeral has been arranged and paid for so my kids don't have to worry or stress when the time comes. Dealing with death every day puts things into perspective and encourages you to be organised.

There is nothing wrong with planning in advance,you don't have to be dying to do it!

These coffins are not my cup of tea but for someone on a budget or for someone who wants low key they may be ideal.
Edited by: "takethatfan1978" 30th Dec 2014

ederj

I can't actually believe you guys are having this argument



No arguing from me,just being practical

just use a wardrobe.

snowflake75

just use a wardrobe.



Would certainly be cheaper,nowt wrong with recycling

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I've been dying for one of these!
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