Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Caskets not available at the flea market

Posted By on Wed, Aug 26, 2009 at 10:21 AM

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Apparently, you can't find anything and everything at the flea market nowadays. Especially when you're booted out from your booth because your product makes people think about death.

An employee of Trader Marc’s, a six-week old flea market, had approved Eggleston’s request to rent space last Saturday.

But when the market’s owner, J.R. Pettus, noticed Eggleston was selling caskets, he pulled the plug on the booth.

“We studied a lot of flea markets before we opened this one and we didn’t see anyone selling caskets at any other flea market,” Pettus said.

Eggleston, who builds caskets in the back yard of his Rock Hill home, said he was approached by several interested people while manning his booth at the flea market.

“I’m trying to help anybody I can,” he said, noting his caskets cost thousands of dollars less than the most basic model offered by funeral homes.

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