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Document 3: Confidential Casket Wholesale Prices.

This is the only site explaining the entire funeral industry, and revealing its deceptive tactics and confidential casket wholesale prices, outrageous
markups and profits -- kept "Top Secret" for a century to prevent the media from exposing the ripoff by all U.S. mortuaries of nearly every family.
In 1995, this site revealed to media and public for the first time in U.S. history both the industry's confidential wholesale casket prices and the fraud of
"Protective Sealer" caskets
-- whose destruction of YOUR family's bodies has been kept secret by NFDA and ALL U.S. morticians to increase profits.

PHONE YOUR LOCAL TV/RADIO STATIONS AND NEWSPAPERS ABOUT THIS SITE.
These reports/photos/graphics by U.S. media will help them investigate and survey prices of your local mortuaries.

24-hour source of INFORMATION ESSENTIAL to the MEDIA for UNDERSTANDING
and exposing the funeral industry and explaining it correctly to the public.


(To return to the 2009 List of Topics of the Opening Home Page)

1995, Mid-1997 and 1998 PRICES
See 2009 List of Topics page for 2009 Wholesale Casket Prices.

PHONE your local mortuaries to check on the great amount of MARKUP and PROFIT they charge on each casket.
Method: Ask for the price of their lowest-priced metal casket and its brand name and model name and
number
; then ask the same for the next several caskets higher in price. (If any refuse, remind them that the
FTC (Federal Trade Commission) requires them to give this information over the phone. Ask the salesperson
for his name and say that you will immediately report this to the FTC (202-326-3024) if he does not answer
your questions. Report any mortuary that doesn't accept "blocked Caller-ID calls." This is illegal for mortuaries.)
PHONE local mortuaries and ask if "protective seal" caskets damage bodies -- to see if they admit it. Ask why they display
these harmful caskets -- and why they try to coax all families to buy them, and why they DON'T WARN families about the severe damage.
PHONE your local TV/radio stations, newspapers and churches about the answers you receive to your questions above.
HELP with the proposed Class Action Suit to stop "sealer" fraud (possibly get a financial award if your family ever bought a "sealer" casket).


Document 3

Caskets


CASKETS --- WHOLESALE / RETAIL PRICES, EXTORTIONATE MARKUPS, PROFITS
. . (This is the FIRST TIME THIS CENTURY that casket wholesale prices have been revealed in the U.S.)

(1995, Mid-1997 and 1998 prices. The wholesale prices are correct within a few percentage points throughout the country.)



Chart of a Houston TV station illustrating
markups found in its investigation of prices.


OTHER SOURCES OF CASKETS -- at prices much lower than at most mortuaries.
-----------------------------------------+-----------------------------------------
|                                                                                 |
| EDUARDO'S CASKETS; Phoenix, AZ; (602) 966-9676.                                 |
|   Sells caskets 10-PERCENT OVER WHOLESALE                                       |
|       (Lowest-priced metal: $275 your cost, plus shipping)                      |
|   Sells to families in Arizona and surrounding states, casket sent to mortuary. |
|                                                                                 |
| CUNNINGHAM'S AFFORDABLE Funeral Services; Livermore, CA; (510) 447-1000.        |
|   Sells caskets $200 OVER WHOLESALE                                             |
|       (Lowest-priced metal casket: $460 your cost.)                             |
|   Sells to families in the San Francisco Bay Area/Central Valley.               |
|                                                                                 |
| C.A. HOWARD Funeral Home; Norfolk, VA; 1-(804) 627-7914.                        |
|   Sells caskets $200 OVER WHOLESALE                                             |
|       (Lowest-priced metal casket: $440 your cost. No shipping charge)          |
|   Sells to families IN ANY STATE, casket DELIVERED WITHIN A FEW HOURS to the    |
|   mortuary the family chooses (delivered from a warehouse near the family).     |
|                                                                                 |
| FAMILY HERITAGE CASKETS; Hamilton, Indiana; (219) 488-2121.                     |
|   Sells caskets $200 OVER WHOLESALE.                                            |
|       Lowest-priced metal casket: $388. No shipping charge in three states.     |
|       Carries wood caskets (mahogany, cherry, etc.) handmade by the Amish.      |
|   Delivers personally in Indiana, Ohio and Michigan for the price above.        |
|   Delivers to other states for $200 over wholesale plus shipping charge.        |
|                                                                                 |
| CONSUMER CASKET USA; Erie, PA, 1-(800) 611-8778 (free call).                    |
|   Sells caskets and urns at $200 OVER WHOLESALE. Many casket models & colors.   |
|       Lowest-priced metal casket, five color choice: $485 your cost.            |
|   Sells to families IN ANY STATE, casket DELIVERED WITHIN A FEW HOURS to the    |
|   mortuary from a nearby warehouse. Pay by phone with any major credit card.    |
| Offers free BROCHURE OF COLOR PHOTOS OF CASKETS. Phone number above.            |
|                                                                                 |
| CASON CASKET COMPANY; El Paso, Texas; (915) 566-9800.                           |
|   Sells caskets $200 OVER WHOLESALE                                             |
|        Lowest-priced metal casket: $425 your cost, plus shipping                |
|                                                                                 |
| AMISH CASKET COMPANY; Toledo, Ohio; 1-(800) 646-6014, Ext. 6848                 |
|  (A private firm selling wood caskets handmade by an Amish craftsman)           |
|   Sells the caskets 100% OVER WHOLESALE. Says profit goes to help missionaries. |
|        Lowest-priced casket: $700 plus shipping. Phone for color photos.        |
|   Delivered within 24-hours to ANYWHERE IN U.S.                                 |
|   Examples: Simple knotty pine, wood handles, stained: $700.                    |
|     Poplar, brown stain: $800. Solid oak, stained oak color, $1,300             |
|                                                                                 |
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CONFIDENTIAL WHOLESALE PRICES -- The first time ever available
to the media and public.

CASKETS -- Wholesale / Retail Prices, Markups, Profits. (1995, Mid-1997 and 1998 prices.)
The wholesale prices listed are correct within a few percentage points throughout the country. Mortuaries can obtain caskets for even lower prices
than the wholesale costs shown here (with discounts up to 25% less for volume, cash, displaying a certain percentage of a company's caskets, etc.).

NOTE: The following price chart is a TABLE which needs a Netscape, Explorer or AOL-type browser to view it.
The price charts BELOW it have been put in a simpler form that all browsers can view (although not as attractive as a Table).
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CASKETS


Manufacturer,
model number, popular name,
material, colors
(NS=Non-seal; S=Seal)

WHOLE-
SALE
COST
in most
U.S.
areas



REASONABLE
RETAIL
PRICE
50-100%
markup
over whse.

(equals
1.5 to 2
times
wholesale)
LOWEST
RETAIL
PRICE
in the
U.S.

(1.5x
whse.
or
$200 over
whse.)
MOST
COMMON
RETAIL
PRICE
in the
U.S.

(150-500%
over whse)

(2.5x & up)
HIGHEST
RETAIL
PRICE
found
in the
U.S.





PROFIT
on
each
casket




Profit
up to:
CONTAINERS, VAULTS WHSE. REASONABLE LOWEST Common Highest PROFIT

CREMATION CONTAINER, Deluxe
- Cardboard/wood for body in cremation
- (Some charge up to $675 for $35 box)

$ 35



$ 52-70
(1.5x) (2x)


$ 52



$ 75-150
(2.5) (5x)


(9x whse.)
$ 315 =
(19x) 675=


$ 280
$ 640

AIR TRAY (to ship casket)
- wood/cardboard
$ 50
75-100
75
125-250
(2.5x to 5x)
300 =
(6x)
= $250
COMBINATION K/D AIR TRAY
- (to ship body or casket)
$ 75
113-150
113
188-375
(2.5x to 5x)
600
(8x)
= $525
DOME VAULT (grave liner)
- concrete, without base - - - - -
- concrete, with a base - - - - - -

$ 170
225
255-340
338-450

255
338
(2.5x to 4x)
425-680
563-900
(5x)
850
1,125
Profit
= $680
= $900
"NOVA" VAULT (grave liner)
- fiberglass
$ 250
375-500
375
625-1,250
(2.5x to 5x)
1,500
(6x)
= $1,250
"MONTICELLO" VAULT
- concrete
$ 300
450-600
450
750-1,350
(2.5 to 4.5x)
1,800
(6x)
= $1,500
EMBALMING FLUID - 16 oz. bottle
(One bottle for each
50 lbs. of body weight)
$2.50 bottle




Profit
. (Morticians have charged $100, enough for a 2,000# body.) = $90

1) Cremation container; 2) Air tray; 3) Combination tray, K/D (knock-down); 4) Nova vault.

. 1) . . .. 2) . . .. 3) . . .. 4)



Mid-1995 prices are not dated. Mid-1997 and 1998 prices are indicated.
Mortuaries can obtain caskets for discounts up to 25% off the wholesale costs here.
Below: "PC" ("Perfection Cut") indicates OVAL-TOP.  "NS"=Non-seal; "S"=neoprene seal.
|#################################################################################|
|hc,n3,2d                     |      |   .      |        |         |       |      |
|                             |      |REASONABLE| LOWEST |  MOST   |HIGHEST|      |
|          CASKETS            |WHOLE-|  RETAIL  | RETAIL | COMMON  |RETAIL |PROFIT|
|                             | SALE |  PRICE   | PRICE  | RETAIL  | PRICE |  on  |
|       Manufacturer          | COST |  50-100% | in the | PRICE   | found | each |
| model number, popular name, |  in  |  markup  |  U.S.  | in the  |in the |casket|
|      material, colors       | most |over whse.|        |   U.S.  |  U.S. |      |
|    (NS=Non-seal; S=seal)    | U.S. |          |  1.5x  |         |       |      |
|                             |areas | (equals  |  whse  | 150-500%|       |      |
|                             |      | 1.5 to 2 |or $200 |over whse|       |      |
|                             |      |  times   |  over  |         |       |      |
|                             |      |wholesale)|  whse. |2.5x & up|       |      |
|#################################################################################|
|###### BABIES/CHILDREN ######| WHSE.|REASONABLE| LOWEST | Common  |Highest|PROFIT|
|#################################################################################|
|                             | See MARKUP INFORMATION (1.5x, 6x, etc.) at bottom.|
|                             |      |          |        |         |       |      |
| PBF BABY 1'6"FLAT-TOP CASKET|      |(1.5x)(2x)| (1.5x) |(2.5)(5x)|  (9x) |      |
|  wood,cloth-covered, 3colors|  $35 | $52 - 70 |   $52  | $75-150 |  $315 = $280 |
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|------|
| PBF Co. BABY 2' OVAL-TOP  NS|      |(1.5x)(2x)|        |(2.5)(5x)|  (9x) |Profit|
|  wood, PLUSH cloth-covered  |   70 |  105-140 |   105  | 175-350 |   630 |up to:|
|                         PROFIT->   |  $35-70  |   $35  |$105-280 |  $560 | $560 |
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|------|
| PBF Co. CHILD 3' OVAL-TOP NS|      |          |        |     (5x)|  (6x) |      |
|  wood-particle/cloth,3colors|   85 |  128-170 |   128  | 213-425 |   510 = $440 |
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|------|
| PBF CHILD 3'6" OVAL-TOP   NS|      |          |        |     (5x)|  (6x) |      |
|  wood, embossed cloth, 3cols|   90 |  135-180 |   135  | 225-450 |   540 = $450 |
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|------|
| CHILD 3'6" WOOD-PARTICLE    |      |          |        |     (5x)|  (6x) |Profit|
|  oval,PLUSH cloth-covered NS|  120 |  180-240 |   180  | 300-600 |   720 = $600 |
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|------|
| CHILD 3'6" METAL CASKET     |      |          |        |     (5x)|  (6x) |      |
|   white with gold trim    NS|  310 |  465-620 |   465  | 775-1550|  1860 = $1550|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|------|
| York CHILD 3'6" METAL    '98|      |          |        |     (5x)|  (6x) | '98  |
|   white with gold trim    NS| >490.|  735-980 |   735  |1225-2450|  2940 = $2450|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|------|
| CHILD 5'6" WOOD-PARTICLE    |      |          |        |     (5x)|  (6x) |      |
|  oval-top, plush cloth    NS|  180 |  270-360 |   270  | 450-900 |  1080 = $900 |
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|------|
| CHILD 5'6" METAL CASKET     |      |          |        |     (5x)|  (6x) |      |
|   white with gold trim    NS|  350 |  525-700 |   525  | 875-1750|  2100 = $1750|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|-------|------|
1) Baby 2 ft. Flat-top particle-wood, pink embossed-cloth cover.
2) Baby 2 ft. Oval-top, octagon shape, particle-wood, embossed Hi-Low Pile plush cloth cover.

. 1) . . .. 2)


Mortuaries can obtain caskets for discounts up to 25% off the wholesale costs here.
|#################################################################################|
|##### CLOTH-COVERED WOOD ####| WHSE.|REASONABLE| LOWEST | Common  |Highest|PROFIT|
|#################################################################################|
|                             |      |          |        |         |       |      |
| C32 FLAT-TOP, CLOTH-COVERED |      |(1.5x)(2x)|        |(2.5x)4x)|  (9x) |      |
|  particle wood, 3 colors  NS| $100 | $150-200 |  $150  |$250-400 |  $900 = $800 |
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|------|
| PBF C50"FLARED SQUARE"-PC NS|      |          |        |     (5x)|  (9x) |Profit|
|  wood/cloth-covered, 6colors|  170 |  255-340 |   255  | 425-850 |  1530 |up to:|
|                         PROFIT->   |  $85-170 |   $85  |$255-680 | $1360 | $1360|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|------|
| PBF C60 "SQUARE STATE"-PC NS|      |          |        |     (5x)|  (7x) |      |
|  wood,brocade cloth, 6colors|  210 |  315-420 |   315  | 525-1050|  1470 = $1260|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|------|
| PBF C72 "MAJESTIC STATE" PC |      |          |        |     (5x)|  (7x) |      |
|  wood/blue tabor cloth    NS|  265 |  398-530 |   398  | 663-1325|  1855 = $1590|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|-------|------|

1) PBF Casket Company C32 Flat-Top. Particle-wood, cloth-covered (three or more exterior colors available)

2) PBF C50 "HP" ("Hinge panel"), "Flared-Square." Particle-wood, embossed-cloth covers entire casket, various colors.
("Hinge panel" means that the casket has a full-length hinged top lid, with a small hinged panel which opens at the head end to display the upper part of the body. The interior upholstery doesn't flow over the edge of the panel opening. "Flared-square" means the casket has four sides that slope slightly inward.)

3) PBF C60 "PC" ("Perfection cut"), "Square State". Particle-wood, embossed-cloth cover, various colors.
("Perfection cut" means the casket has a hinged lid which, like most metal caskets, opens the full-width of the casket. It is in two halves lengthwise, with one half usually being opened to display the upper part of the body. The interior upholstery flows out over the edge of the casket. "Square state" means the casket has four vertical sides and a base around the bottom, so that it looks like most metal caskets.)

. 1) . . . . 2) . . .. 3)


Mid-1995 prices are not dated. Mid-1997 and 1998 prices are indicated.
Mortuaries can obtain caskets for discounts up to 25% off the wholesale costs here.
|#################################################################################|
|###### HARDWOOD CASKETS #####| WHSE.|REASONABLE| LOWEST | Common  |Highest|PROFIT|
|#################################################################################|
|                             |      |          |        |         |       |up to:|
| Palo Verde "SEDONA" PINE  NS|      |(1.5x)(2x)|        |(2.5)(5x)|  (7x) |      |
|  walnut finish, wood handles| $245 | $368-490 |  $368  |$613-1225| $1715 = $1470|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|------|
| York "KNOTTY PINE" PC       |      |(+$200/2x)|        |     (4x)|  (7x) |      |
|  hardwood pine            NS|  420 |  620-840 |   620  |1050-1680|  2940 = $2320|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|------|
| Batesville 4C1 "BRUNSWICK"  |      |          |        |   (3.5x)| (6.5x)|Profit|
|  hardwood                 NS|  540 | 740-1080 |   740  |1350-1890|  3510 = $2970|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|------|
| York 343 "ZION" (Jewish)    |  700 | 900-1400 |   900  |1750-2433|  4550 = $3850|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|------|
| Bates-4NP "FAIRFIELD"       |      |          |        |   (3.5x)| (6.5x)|      |
|  poplar wood              NS|  840 |1040-1680 |  1040  |2100-2940|  5460 = $4620|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|------|
| Bates- 5AR "AUTUMN OAK"  '95|      |(+$200/2x)|        (2.5x/3.5x) (6.5x)| '95  |
|  solid oak                NS|  880 |1080-1760 |  1080  |2200-3080|  5720 = $4840|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|------|
| Bates- 5AR "AUTUMN OAK"  '97|      |          |        |   (3.5x)| (6.5x)|Profit|
|  solid oak                NS| >935.|1135-1870 |  1135  |2338-3273|  6078 | '97  |
|                     '97 PROFIT->   |$200- 935 |  $200  |1403-2338| $5143 | $5143|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|------|
| "NORWOOD" (rented & reused) |      |          |        |     (3x)|  (5x) |      |
|  solid oak                NS|  950 |1150-1900 |  1150  |2375-2850|  4750 = $3800|
| INSERT(new insert each time)|  140 |          |        |         |       |      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------|-------|------|
Mortuaries can obtain caskets for discounts up to 25% off the wholesale costs here.
|#################################################################################|
|####### METAL CASKETS #######| WHSE.|REASONABLE| LOWEST | Common  |Highest|PROFIT|
|#################################################################################|
|    (NS=Non-Seal; S=Seal)    |      |          |        |         |       |up to:|
|                             |      |(1.5x)(2x)| (1.5x) |(2.5)(5x)|  (7x) |      |
| Palo Verde Co."ECONO PC"  NS= $222 | $333-444 |  $333  |$555-1110| $1554 = $1334|
|  20g.hammertex gray,copper S=  242 |  363-484 |   363  | 605-1210|  1694 =  1452|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|------|
| York Casket Co."TRINDEX" '95|      |          |        |         |  (7x) | '95  |
|  20g.hammertex gray,cop   NS|  240 |  360-480 |   360  | 600-1200|  1680 = $1440|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|------|
| York Casket Co."TRINDEX" '98|      |          |        |     (5x)|  (7x) | '98  |
|  20g.hammertex (above)    NS| >315.|  473-630 |   473  | 788-1575|  2205 = $1890|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|------|
| York "VANTAGE" gray, bronze |      |(1.5x)(2x)|        |         |  (7x) | '95  |
|     "DOUGLAS" white, blue  S|  340 |  510-680 |   510  | 850-1700|  2380 = $2040|
|  20g.steel      orchid   '95|      |          |        |         |       |      |
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|------|
| York "VANTAGE" & "DOUGLAS" S|      |          |        |     (5x)|  (7x) | '98  |
|  20g.steel (above)       '98| >385.|  578-770 |   578  | 963-1925|  2695 = $2310|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|------|
| Batesville L48 "ANTIQUE- '95|      |(1.5x)(2x)|        (2.5x/4.5x)  (7x) | '95  |
|  SILVER","MANDARIN BRONZE" S|  380 |  570-760 |   570  | 950-1710|  2660 = $2280|
|  20g. silver,bronze colors  |      |          |        |         |       |Profit|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|------|
| Batesville L48 "ANTIQUE- '97|      |(1.5x)(2x)|        (2.5x/4.5x)  (7x) | '97  |
|  SILVER","MANDARIN BRONZE" S| >400.|  600-800 |   600  |1000-1820|  2800 = $2400|
|  20g.steel (above)          |      |          |        |         |       |      |
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|------|
| Palo Verde "CAMEO ROSE"     |      |(+$200/2x)|        |         |  (7x) |      |
|   19g. almond/rose         S|  435 | 635-870  |   652  |1088-1958|  3045 = $2610|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|------|
| Bates- S48 "VINTAGE BRONZE" |      |          |        |         |  (7x) |      |
|  "HORIZON BLUE", "SUNGLOW" S|  435 | 635-870  |   652  |1088-1958|  3045 = $2610|
|   20g. bronze,blue,gold     |      |          |        |         |       |      |
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|------|
| Palo Verde "PARISIENNE"     |      |(+$200)   |        |   (3.5x)| (6.5x)|      |
|   18g. blue,copper,gold    S|  540 | 740-1080 |   740  |1350-1890|  3510 = $2970|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|------|
| Bates- G90 "CRYSTAL BLUE"   |      |          |        |         |       |      |
| "PRIMROSE","FRANKLIN SILVER"|  610 | 810-1220 |   810  |1525-2135|  3965 = $3355|
|   18g, blue,rose,silver    S|      |          |        |         |       |      |
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|------|


Mid-1995 prices are not dated. Mid-1997 and 1998 prices are indicated.
Mortuaries can obtain caskets for discounts up to 25% off the wholesale costs here.
|#################################################################################|
|    METAL CASKETS (contd.)   | WHSE.|REASONABLE| LOWEST | Common  |Highest|PROFIT|
|=================================================================================|
| Batesville N05 "CLOUD BLUE" |      |(+$200/2x)|(+$200) (2.5x/3.5x) (6.5x)|      |
|   18g.  blue               S| $625 |$825-1250 |  $825  |1563-2188| $4063 = $3438|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|------|
| Bates- O06"CARNATION"(youth)|      |          |        |         | (6.5x)|      |
|   18g.  pink               S|  650 | 850-1300 |   850  |1625-2275|  4225 = $3575|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|------|
| Bates- A40 "PRIMROSE"       |      |     (2x) |        |         | (6.5x)| '95  |
|   18g.  pink           '95 S|  790 | 990-1580 |   990  |1975-2765|  5135 = $4345|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|------|
| Bates- A40 "PRIMROSE"       |      |     (2x) |        |   (3.5x)| (6.5x)| '97  |
|   18g.  pink           '97 S| >825.| 1025-1650|  1237  |2063-2888|  5363 = $4538|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|------|
| York "MANSFIELD" stainless  |      |    (1.8x)|        |     (3x)| (5.5x)| '95  |
|   stainless steel      '95 S|  990 | 1190-1782|  1190  |2475-2970|  5445 = $4455|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|------|
| York "MANSFIELD" stainless  |      |    (1.8x)|(+$200) |     (3x)| (5.5x)|Profit|
|   stainless steel      '98 S|>1120 | 1320-2016|  1320  |2800-3360|  6160 | '98  |
|                     '98 PROFIT->   | $200- 896|  $200  |1680-2240| $5040 | $5040|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|------|
| Aurora "IMPERIAL" stainless |      |          |        |     (3x)|  (5x) |      |
|   stainless steel, topaz   S| 1195 | 1395-2151|  1395  |2988-3585|  5975 = $4780|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|------|
| Bates- F63 "SAPPHIRE"       |                 |        |         |  (5x) |      |
|           "INDIA STAR"     S| 1220 | 1420-2196|  1420  |3050-3660|  6100 = $4880|
|   16g.  blue, silver        |      |          |        |         |       |      |
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|------|
| Aurora 3532"LT.BRUSH COPPER"|      |          |        |     (3x)|  (4x) |      |
|   32oz/18g.copper          S| 1510 | 1710-2718|  1710  |3775-4530|  6040 = $4530|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|-------|------|


Mortuaries can obtain caskets for discounts up to 25% off the wholesale costs here.
|#################################################################################|
|    METAL CASKETS (contd.)   | WHSE.|REASONABLE| LOWEST | Common  |Highest|PROFIT|
|=================================================================================|
| Batesville Y33 "IMPERIAL"   |      |          |        |         |       |      |
|   "JEFFERSON","SILVER ROSE" |      (+200/1.8x)|  (2x)  |(2.5x-3x)|  (4x) |      |
|   "PRIMROSE","CRYSTAL BLUE" |$1510 |$1710-2718| $1710  |3775-4530| $6040 = $4530|
|  32oz/18g.copper  "FINCH"  S|      |          |        |         |       |      |
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|------|
| Bates- Z61 "ALAMEDA BRONZE" |      |    (1.8x)|        |     (3x)|  (4x) |      |
|   48oz/16g.copper          S| 1620 |1820-2916 |  1820  |4050-4860|  6480 = $4860|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|------|
| Aurora "STARLITE BRONZE"    |      |          |        |     (3x)|  (4x) |      |
|   32oz/18-gauge bronze     S| 1770 |1970-3186 |  1970  |4425-5310|  7080 = $5310|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|------|
| Bates- Z64"CLASSIC GOLD"brnz|      |    (1.7x)|        |     (3x)| (3.8x)| '95  |
|   48oz/16g.bronze      '95 S| 3590 | 3790-6103|  3790  |8975-10770  13642=$10052|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|------|
| Bates- Z64"CLASSIC GOLD"brnz|      |    (1.7x)|        |     (3x)| (3.8x)| '97  |
|   48oz/16g.bronze      '97 S|>3995.| 4195-6792|  4195  $9988-11985 $15181=$11186|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|------|
| York "CITADEL" bronze       |      |    (1.5x)|        |     (3x)| (3.3x)| '98  |
|  48oz/16g.bronze       '98 S|>6425.| 6625-9638| $6625 $16063-19275 $21203=$14778|
|                             |      |          |        |         |       |Profit|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------|------|
Mortuaries can obtain caskets for discounts up to 25% off the wholesale costs here.
|#################################################################################|
|###### SNAP-IN PANELS #######| (These snap into the lids of most firms' caskets.)|
|#################################################################################|
|                             |      |          |        |         |       |      |
| York EMBROIDERED PANELS:    |  $45 | $50 - 90 |   $50  |         |       |      |
|  "Ash Leaf", "In God's Care"|                                            |      |
|  "Mallard Duck", "Pheasant", "John Deere Tractor", "Golf Scene 18th Hole"|      |
|                             |                                            |      |
| SILK-SCREENED PANELS:       |   25 |   30- 50 |    30  |         |       |      |
|  "Church Scene","Farm Scene", etc. |          |        |         |       |      |
|                             |      |          |        |         |       |      |
| Batesville PANELS:          |   30 |   35- 55 |    35  |         |       |      |
|  "Masonic", "K of C", "Cross", "Star of David", "Praying Hands", "Going Home",  |
|  "Saddle Scene", "Our Lady of Guadalupe", "Wildlife Scene", "Ocean Scene",      |
|  "End of the Trail", "Mormon Church", "Irish Prayer", etc.                      |
|                                                                                 |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|#################################################################################|
|#                                                                               #|
|#  MARKUPS on $500 wholesale casket (common phrases):     NOTE: (5x) indicates  #|
|# -----------------------------------------------------     5 TIMES WHOLESALE   #|
|# "WHOLESALE + 10%" =($500 + 10% =$ 550) =  $ 50 profit     cost -- giving a    #|
|# "WHOLESALE +$200" =( 500 +$200 =  700) =   200 profit     PROFIT of $2000     #|
|# "WHOLESALE x 2.5" =( 500 x 2.5 = 1250) =   750 profit     on a casket that    #|
|#"4.5 times WHOLESALE" (500 x 4.5 =2250) = $1750 profit     the mortician pays  #|
|#                                                           only $500 for.      #|
|#                                                                               #|
|# Morticians often say that 2.5 times wholesale is the MOST that anyone marks up#|
|# caskets. Actually, 2.5x is the LEAST most charge. Most regularly use 3x to 7x.#|
|#################################################################################|


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