With less cash on hand for most people, bartering is back in style — not the best news when you’ve only got caskets to trade.
New York City funeral director Peter Dohanich recently put an ad on Craigslist looking for a contractor to perform repairs and add a sitting room to his apartment.
One catch: Dohanich is a little short on cash. In exchange for the additions, he’ll provide a full funeral for the lucky contractor, including burial or cremation, embalming, a casket, viewing and church services, and transportation for both the deceased and his or her loved ones.
So far, no one’s bit on the offer. The funeral director admits some people have said his ad was morbid, but Dohanich claims “it’s savvy, not spooky.”