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What are your Rights as a consumer?
The Funeral Rule, enforced by the Federal Trade
Commission, makes it easier for you to choose only those
goods and services you want or need and to pay for only those you select.
According to the Rule, you can find out the cost of individual
items whether you shop by telephone or in person.
If you inquire about funeral arrangements in person, the
funeral home must give you a written price list of
available goods and services.
Keep in mind that when you arrange for a funeral, you can
buy a package of goods and services or individual items.
If you want to buy a casket for example, the funeral
provider must supply lists that describe the available
selections and their prices. Remember-The funeral
provider may not refuse or charge a fee, to handle a
casket you bought elsewhere.
For more information on this rule: http://www.ftc.gov
WARNING - Funeral
Some funeral homes are now REQUIRING you to buy THEIR casket in order
to receive a discount on their service fees. THIS IS A SHAM DISCOUNT!
Not only are they restricting your choice, but attempting to penalize
you for exercising your choice. This is simply another way for them to
charge their high casket prices. The FTC already has ruled that you
can NOT be penalized or charged a fee for selecting your casket
elsewhere. When faced with these funeral homes, many consumers are
refusing to do business with them. These families simply inform them
of their RIGHT to receive the same price, and the same treatment
regardless of where they have purchased the casket. Most of the time,
there is another funeral home who does not practice this form of a
Sham Discount, and provides their services for even less money. They
are also more than happy to serve you, along with supporting your
right to purchase from an outside source such as Casket Gallery
What are your choices as a consumer?
No matter what your final wishes, you are
entitled to a choice.
There is no such thing as a "Traditional"
funeral. Your thoughts
and wishes are what is important. Rather than spending
unnecessary funds on what may be considered the
"normal" way to do things
as suggested by the funeral director, simply take charge
of your arrangements and complete them the way YOU want
Are YOU an informed consumer?
An informed consumer makes wiser decisions.
An informed consumer is exactly what many in the
traditional funeral industry wish to avoid.
Be aware that:
1. Caskets from Casket Gallery Showrooms are equal or greater in
quality at up to 1/2 of the cost!
2. Some funeral providers mark up caskets 500-800-% to provide high
corporate conglomerate profits at your expense! Ask for and find out
who owns the funeral home you are thinking of using!
3. There are still many professional funeral providers who will
treat you with respect for the choices you make!
Local or across the USA?
You have the RIGHT to select a casket separate from a
retail casket supplier like "Casket
Gallery TM". We are
ready to provide information for casket selections
delivered to any mortuary or funeral home in San Diego
Gallery™ will also deliver
your casket choice to any mortuary in the USA. We can even custom make
copper, bronze, or fine wood caskets to your specifications with 72
hours! Shipping can be within less than 24 hours if needed.