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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 Sham Discounts!
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 Showrooms.


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 them performed.

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 County. Casket 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.