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Funeral Homes – 1000 Percent Markup

Do you know that Funeral Homes have a 1000% markup on their products and services that they offer you? Well it’s true!

Here is an example. They buy their urns that they sell to consumers from Turkey or India for approximately $30, they then sell them to consumers at prices of $200 to $1200 +.

The average crematory charges $250 per cremation. Do you know what the funeral home is charging you for that cremation? Yes, take a guess!

It is a real shame that they are charging 1000% markups on their products and services. In my opinion they are taking advantage of people when they are in a desperate time of need. Besides the fact, the people are grieving over just losing a family member. The people are sometimes not thinking straight.

The problem with this is that people do not have much choice. The only person legally authorized to transport the deceased from the place of death to a crematory or funeral home is a Licensed Funeral Director.

BUT hold on…. this is slowly changing! Some cities and towns now have licensed funeral directors opening their own business outside of a funeral home and offering low cost services such as direct cremations. They will transport the deceased straight to the crematory for you, and the cremation will be processed and the ashes (remains) will be returned to you. You may then hold your own private memorial service in your home if you prefer. You may scatter the ashes or keep them stored in an urn. The choice is yours. This method will save you a lot of money!

Whether you are pre-planning your own arrangements, or you just lost a loved one. Do some research! If you are looking to save some money, or you cannot afford the 1000% markup of costs… look around, do some research, you do have other choices. You can choose a direct cremation service not associated with the 1000% markup of a funeral home. Or if you or your family member do not want to be cremated you can go through a funeral home, BUT that does not mean you have to pay for one of their urns or caskets, you can opt to buy your own from a discount casket outlet, or online. AND you do not have to opt for a memorial service to be held at the funeral home, you may decide to have it at your church or in your home.

It is not a law that you HAVE to buy the products and services offered by funeral homes. You may buy a cremation urn or casket from anywhere you choose. AND it is not a law that you must have a memorial service at a funeral home. You may choose not to have one at all if you prefer not too.

Cremation urns can be purchased online for $100 to $250 rather than $200 to $1200 at a funeral home.

Caskets can be purchased for a $1,000 to $2,000 savings from a discount outlet and they will even have the casket shipped to wherever you need it to go.

By not having a memorial service at a funeral home will save you another $1,000 – $5,000.

It’s your choice… pay 1000% markup or do it your way and SAVE BIG!



Source by Diane Gracely

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