According to a recent Funeral Cost ( Newsweek and the FCA) article Caskets can be obtained for 1/2 off from an alternate source or on the internet. According to Newsweek and the FCA:
“The funeral-home defendants are charging about double for caskets that are identical to what you can get elsewhere,” says Gordon Schnell, an attorney representing the class-action defendants. “You can buy caskets privately, on the Internet, at Costco—we want to get the word out that consumers have options.”
Funeral home defendants described here are: the major Funeral Home Corporations and the major casket corporation.These are the major funeral corporations in America.
Unfortunately family funeral homes also employ this tactic Some Funeral Home leaders mentioned on this blog do this( Hultrgen Funeral Home, Calvert Funeral Homes and Trimble Funeral Homes). Just to be clear half off is an estimate and does not apply to all areas of the country
The full Funeral article including the bit on funeral corporations in Newsweek can be viewed here:
Paying less for a funeral and Caskets promotes the broad prosperity and better future for all.
More information on lowering the information on lowering the average cost of a funeral can be found here:
Rest in Peace: Insider’s Tips to the Low Cost Less Stress Funeral by R Brian Burkhardt and Matt Bacak
Your Funeral Guy, R Brian Burkhardt, Funeral Director, Author, Blogger, State of Illinois
Be sure to let me know how you achieved low funeral cost