When it comes time to buy caskets most of us would be completely in the dark. I mean, for the most part, we don’t give a whole lot of thought to this process until we absolutely have to and then there is so much else going on and we’re grieving that it can be hard to keep everything straight. For this reason they will often just buy a casket directly from the funeral home since it’s convenient. But don’t be fooled, you’ll pay dearly for that convenience in the form of much higher prices for the casket. Funeral homes will have a significant markup on their casket prices versus a casket store either online or off.
If you need a casket you should seriously consider checking out online casket stores since they don’t have the overhead costs of a physical showroom and they often do a much higher volume in sales than your local funeral home, they can pass those savings on to you. You can get the same casket online as you would at your local funeral home in most cases, yet you’re likely to save a bundle and that can be very important if there was no life insurance to pay for the funeral.
You can buy online with confidence, just as you would with any other online purchase, if you do some research first. Remember when purchasing anything, online or off, if the deal seems to good to be true it probably is and you’ll likely get scammed if you don’t walk away. If you’re careful to only deal with reputable companies online you can purchase a casket safely while saving a lot of money in the process.
The same thing can be true of offline casket stores, particularly wholesale casket stores where they do a large volume of sales. You again will have a nice variety of styles to choose from but the cost will be much less than what you’d have to pay at the funeral home, since they do so much more volume than your local funeral home.
The savings that you can get by going to a casket store, either online or off, versus your local funeral home will allow you to either buy a nicer casket or have more money for other aspects of the funeral such as the flowers, food or a headstone. You could also use the money saved on purchasing the casket to help out of town relatives with their traveling and lodging expenses, or just leave the unused money for the widow, widower or children. This savings can also mean the difference between you being able to mourn your loved one in peace or having to worry about money.
When it comes time to buy caskets, just keep in mind that you do have choices, a lot of choices. You don’t have to take what the funeral home has, you can go to a casket dealer and get a beautiful casket at a fraction of the cost you’d have to pay at the funeral home. And don’t let your local funeral home try to tell you that they won’t use a casket you’ve bought somewhere else, believe it or not it’s a federal law that they have to.