A Tale Of Two Caskets - (Final Cost Comparison/Breakdown)
Suggested/recommended to my Sister an alternative to buying/purchasing a Casket at the Mortuary. (Went over like a lead baloon.)
I relayed Further Links, Connections and Contacts. I had seen a feature a couple months ago, about a young couple that had started their own Company, (Titan Caskets) Online. After experiencing their own buying experience. They found the (normal) markeup "Obscene and Immoral." They were "Appalled" at what was taking place and the obscene "Pure Profit" these Mortuaries were making off people in need and in an emotional State.
They started their Online Mail Order Company to sell Caskets, at a "Modest Markup," and strive to not take advantage of those Families, in this need. They Truck/Freight ship, direct to the mortuary in 24-48 hours.
I finally convinced my Sister and her daughter (my Neice) to explore this option. Unfortunately, Titan Caskets does not ship to TN. (Unsure why.) They found another Company (Sky Caskets) that filled their need. Bought a top line Casket for $1995 w/guaranteed next Day delivery. The same/lesser Caskets through the Mortuary? $7-$10K.
Just be aware you have Options. Do not allow yourself to get screwed, in your time of need. (We saved $5-$8K.)
Just putting this out there, for those that are unaware.
Extreme NE TN/W NC ya'll. 😁