Funeral Industry Facts: Caskets

There is no greater moneymaker for a funeral home than the Casket.

The markup on Caskets is enormous: 300% – 600%.

75% of all Caskets are metal.

Caskets do not protect the body from decomposition.

“Sealed” “Protective” “Gasketed” or “Burper” Caskets are a Scam. (They actually accelerate decomposition)

Biodegradable Caskets (green burial): there are now many options available.

3rd Party Caskets (Costco, Amazon, WalMart): funeral homes must accept them by law.

Remember, a Funeral Home exists for 2 reasons:

  1. To embalm a body.
  2. To sell you a casket.

The Casket: the most expensive purchase you’ll make to use once, never see again, and not even get to enjoy while you’re alive.

Mark Noonan, Founder – Farewell Project
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