I buy stuff at Costco and while the nearest one is in Danbury about 20 miles away it is usually worth the trip. The below will not be one of my purchases. Let someone else buy it when I get that gentle little tap on the shoulder. I like the part about expedited shipping and of course, the Store Return Policy Is Generous (Except on Caskets)!
“You Can Get a Good Deal on a Casket.
Caskets are often the single most expensive item purchased for a traditional funeral service, according to the Federal Trade Commission. The average cost of a casket bought through a funeral home is more than $2,000, but depending on the finish the price can climb as high as $10,000. Costco offers a cheaper alternative.
Costco members in the process of planning a funeral can purchase a casket online through the warehouse club’s website. Provided by Universal Casket Company, caskets at Costco range in price from $950 to $1,900. Those interested in buying one must first call the casket provider at the number listed on Costco.com to confirm product, pricing and shipping/delivery details before the order will be processed.
Standard shipping is included in the cost of the casket, but expedited shipping is available for an additional fee. Both the shipping address and the billing address must be in one of the 36 states (plus the District of Columbia) approved for casket sales.”