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June 16, 2015

Some Common Funeral Traps And How Can You Avoid Them

After a death of a person from past many days, the family supporters or friends are pressurized to make number of the decisions related to purchasing funeral goods and facilities which are provided to them at a very big cost. Even then, there are so many other problems that arrive in front of them many times. Discussing the problems they face and ways to avoid them.

Purchasing packages

Many funeral providers provide a package of goods and facilities that normally involves funeral costs and certain duties from saving paperwork, such as death certificates, to vehicles usage for moving the body and family members. Few consumers look this as a help which provide them to ignore the guesswork and tough decision making at times as when they were in stress and weak.

How to avoid the trap?

The only method is to know about a package which is a good buy or a bad buy so that it can examine the particular goods and facilities involved.

Purchasing a costly casket or container

Caskets are usually the very much expensive thing related to traditional funerals  price usually ranges from $400 for a normal pine casket to an extent up to $12,000 for the casket which is fully covered. If we go for bronze or gold plated, price ranges around $45,000 or more.

How to avoid the trap?

• It is observed that customers buy the casket which is shown to them in first three samples. But they mostly prefer the cheaper one. Commonly, in the showrooms the casket is arranged in a sequence that they increase in price when going through them. So always observed this pattern adopted by the shopkeepers so that you can deal with them and buy a good one item.

• There is another method which is a rental casket facility in which body will be burned though it a common viewing that the body is present. The rental price may vary depending upon the type of funeral selected. If you select cremation, the funeral administration will provide this facility.

Embalming all costs

Few people select embalming which is the method of making a body slow its disintegration due to custom, personal preference or religion. They prefer this due to a mistaken as it may preserve the body for the long time duration. And even then others support to embalming which adds a cost of $100 to $700 due to real or perceived forcing from the facility provider.

How to avoid the trap?

If in any case the funeral supplier is not able to give a price for embalming as needed or disturbs any other legal necessities. You must go to write a complaint to the federal commission, the government will make the rules about fair works in the funeral industry.