In 2009 The Funeral event of the year alerted the world to High “funeral cost” Batesville Caskets. It was the Michael Jackson Golden Casket at the Memorial Service and it’s going missing afterward that brought high end Batesville Casket knowledge to many an internet user.
Between July and September the world wondered and speculated as to where Michael was in that Golden Casket. As focused turned from Michael to the casket maker the price was revealed.
The Price $25,000 USD Plus.
Instantly Batesville Casket Company became known as the high priced bread of caskets. This was always the case but most of the Consumers did not know.
Now 2009 was bad year for the Economy, Cremation was up,Casket demand down, in fact people were opting for lower priced coffins. Batesville(Hillenbrand Inc, HI) was in Financial Trouble.
And then Walmart Started selling discount Caskets! The story Continues.
People thought- Maybe I do not need a Casket from the Company that made Michael Jackson’s Golden Casket
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