|Hiya, Hiya, Hiya, Do I got a funeral |
USED CAR PACKAGE FOR YOU!
I know my "Special Friend" has missed me a great deal, yes very, very much...
PREYING ON THE ELDERLY
JUST WHAT DO THEY DO?
|Come visit us|
Well, to be honest, they are a little bit of all of those things, but if you notice, one thing it does not say they are a cheap used car salesman, furniture salesman, or anything salesman for that matter.
So why is it that a vast majority of those people that seek me out for something so simple as a direct cremation, come in so much on the defensive and keep reminding me over and over and over that "all we want is a direct cremation" or "don't try to sell or push anything on me like the guy down the street" or "we don't need a fancy wooden casket" or "were gonna scatter the ashes so we don't need an urn" or on and on and on.
HOW IT SHOULD NOT BE...
…The people at the funeral home were an oily bunch who made a sales pitch like carnival hucksters. Within thirty minutes of her funeral and just a before she was to be buried, the funeral director says he wants to "secure payment", but he acted like a goon working for a loan shark. I told him she had burial insurance and I thought that they worked with the insurance company like the doctors do. He told me no and what I should have been doing all along. I apologized and explained that I didn't know what the procedure was since this was the first time I had buried a member of my family, but I like most people couldn't just write a check a check for over $6000. (Never once did they explain anything to me about the option of Insurance Assignment) I paid him the next day and he was late with the death certificate by about a month. I finally had to call the state on him for being out of compliance with mandated timeliness. THEN he finally sent me the certificate (BTW it is best not to give those guys full payment until you get the certificate since otherwise you won't have access to the funds that you need to settle business of the estate). It is awful, but it seems that when you are sick with grief, sleep deprived, not eating, and you are so punchy you can't even drive, and there are people who take advantage of you. I guess I am in the anger stage of grief, but I don't think that my response is irrational….
"OK, I am not a salesman, I am a serviceman, I am here to serve you, not to sell you. There are no cars in my parking lot nor is this wall mart. I want you to do only what you want and purchase ONLY what you ask for."
|For $7,000 I'll walk you to the grave|
THE MAHOGANY BEAUTY
9. Selling you a cremation box for $95+ when they only pay $10 for it
|can be used for a visitation to.|
$1000 Direct Cremation
$100 Casket Cremation Extra (to burn the casket as well)
$700+ Cremation Casket
$410 Visitation room charge (I.D. View)
$3160 Total before TAX
Guess what? All this started out with dressing because you "THOUGHT" you needed a cremation casket, or you were conned into believing you needed one OR (this is the worst one) You are asked if you want to see your "MOM" one more time?. Remember, The $10 cremation box is good enough. Even for an I.D. Viewing.
The sad thing is, you went in there thinking you were going to pay a few dollars for a direct cremation. You are tired, hungry and sad. You are vulnerable to unscrupulous people that make a living doing this to people.
REMEMBER! most caskets are only sold for viewings or that if their was to be a formal visitation you could have it in the cremation box or even a rental casket. As the conversation and the arrangement conference continue, you find yourself getting farther and farther away from the cardboard cremation container and the direct cremation to a formal viewing/visitation that not only did YOU not want, the deceased didn't want, you cant afford and it appears the only person that WANT'S it is the funeral used car salesman.
As sad as it sounds, this happens all the time, more so then not.
|I take it my Funeral Used Car Salesman|
treated you well and I got what I wanted?
(Uhhhh..... I mean what you wanted?)
So please remember, you know what you want, if you don't, DO NOT go into a funeral home saying "I don't know were to start or what we want" That is a green light to go after you for every single emotional pull that the prestigious "Licenced Funeral Director" can. And most will, someone has to help him pay for his next overnight to his cabin in pine top or road trip to wherever, don't be that guy.