Nov 3, 2011
BERLIN – “If you find it cheaper anywhere else, we’ll pay you back the difference, plus 30 euros,” reads the advert — not for the latest electrical device on special offer on the high street but for a funeral.
Germany, which bore discount supermarket giants Aldi and Lidl to the delight of bargain hunters, has seen a growing demand since 2009 for discount funerals, defined by the industry as costing under 1,200 euros ($1,700).
Just over a quarter of all German funerals are expected to be of the cut-price variety this year, according to burials’ specialist website, Bestattungen.de, up from 16 percent two years ago and 20 percent in 2010.
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Thanks to The Good Funeral Guide Blog for altering us to this article.