Remember, everything listed above we have learned by talking to funeral homes and customers like you.

If you have other things to add, contact us and we will add them to our list.
We feel like we are helping people at a time of grieving to avoid throwing away an extra $3000 to $5000 when they might not have that much extra to throw away.  Unfortunately, funeral expense is one of the leading causes of bankruptcies.  Unfortunately, many people do not have the energy to shop for the best casket or funeral at the time of such grieving.  Nice business to have a monopoly in.
A recent story a customer told me is she went to one funeral home and they quoted her $2500 to transfer the body to their hometown.  The next funeral home told her $521.  Again you have to shop around.  Let every funeral home know that you will be checking with 5 other funeral homes because you just do not have that much money to spend.  Watch the prices drop.
Another customer told me that when they talked to several funeral homes, they told them that they were a elder (or deacon) at the church.  She suggested that she can easily bring more business or divert business elsewhere depending on how they are treated on pricing.
Typical Funeral Prices
$1078.98 Non-Declinable service charge
$ 369.51 Embalming
$ 132.92 Other Preparation of body (Cosmetology, Hair, etc.)
$ 304.84 Visitation/Viewing
$ 325.73 Funeral Service at Funeral Home
$ 134.17 Transfer of remains to Funeral Home
$ 161.24 Hearse
$ 80.76 Service car/van
$ 18.74 Acknowledgement cards
$2606.89 Sub-Total
$4500.00 casket 18 Ga.  Steel, Sealer, Velvet interior
$7,100.00 TOTAL before vault
$ 760.79 Vault asphalt coated concrete sealer
$ 7,860.79 Grand Total
A Funeral Home dropping their casket price but increasing service fees for same total:
$2600.00 Non-Declinable service charge
$ 500.00 Embalming
$ 250.00 Other Preparation of body (Cosmetology, Hair, etc.)
$ 500.00 Visitation/Viewing
$ 600.00 Funeral Service at Funeral Home
$ 200.00 Transfer of remains to Funeral Home
$ 300.00 Hearse
$ 100.00 Service car/van
$ 50.00 Acknowledgement cards
$5,100.00 Sub-Total
$ 2000.00 casket 18 Ga.  Steel, Sealer, Velvet interior
$7,100.00 TOTAL before vault
$ 760.79 Vault asphalt coated concrete sealer
$7,860.79 Total (No Savings — you still pay the same)

We feel like we are helping people at a time of grieving to avoid throwing away an extra $3000 to $5000 when they might not have that much extra to throw away.  Unfortunately, funeral expense is one of the leading causes of bankruptcies.  Unfortunately, many people do not have the energy to shop for the best casket or funeral at the time of such grieving.  Nice business to have a monopoly in.A recent story a customer told me is she went to one funeral home and they quoted her $2500 to transfer the body to their hometown.  The next funeral home told her $521.  Again you have to shop around.  Let every funeral home know that you will be checking with 5 other funeral homes because you just do not have that much money to spend.  Watch the prices drop.Another customer told me that when they talked to several funeral homes, they told them that they were a elder (or deacon) at the church.  She suggested that she can easily bring more business or divert business elsewhere depending on how they are treated on pricing.Typical Funeral Prices$1078.98 Non-Declinable service charge$ 369.51 Embalming$ 132.92 Other Preparation of body (Cosmetology, Hair, etc.)$ 304.84 Visitation/Viewing$ 325.73 Funeral Service at Funeral Home$ 134.17 Transfer of remains to Funeral Home$ 161.24 Hearse$ 80.76 Service car/van$ 18.74 Acknowledgement cards$2606.89 Sub-Total$4500.00 casket 18 Ga.  Steel, Sealer, Velvet interior$7,100.00 TOTAL before vault$ 760.79 Vault asphalt coated concrete sealer$ 7,860.79 Grand TotalA Funeral Home dropping their casket price but increasing service fees for same total:$2600.00 Non-Declinable service charge$ 500.00 Embalming$ 250.00 Other Preparation of body (Cosmetology, Hair, etc.)$ 500.00 Visitation/Viewing$ 600.00 Funeral Service at Funeral Home$ 200.00 Transfer of remains to Funeral Home$ 300.00 Hearse$ 100.00 Service car/van$ 50.00 Acknowledgement cards$5,100.00 Sub-Total$ 2000.00 casket 18 Ga.  Steel, Sealer, Velvet interior$7,100.00 TOTAL before vault$ 760.79 Vault asphalt coated concrete sealer$7,860.79 Total (No Savings — you still pay the same)

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