The Federal Trade Commission's Funeral Rule requires that funeral homes permit the consumer to purchase a casket from a separate source without imposing any additional charge for doing so. As always, we recommend comparison shopping before making a purchase. Be sure that the retail outlet is, in fact, charging less than the funeral home would charge for a comparable item.
Also, be aware that the sales practices and pre-planning and pre-payment contracts of casket retail sales outlets may NOT be subject to the same consumer protection rules that Massachusetts funeral homes must follow under the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Embalmers and Funeral Directors ( or the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Funeral Rule. (http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/funerals/businfo.htm)
Disclaimer: Our listing of providers in no way represents an endorsement of any listed provider by the Funeral Consumers Alliance of Western Massachusetts. The funeral homes, crematories, and casket retail outlets are listed solely for the purpose of facilitating consumers' exploration of options and comparison shopping.
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Manufacturer's Discount Casket Outlet
430 Main St.. Agawam, MA 01001
Alternative Options, Affordable Caskets & Urns
Showroom (by appointment) in the Three Rivers section of Palmer, MA
We are not aware, at present, of other casket dealers with showrooms in the area.
We are aware that online vendors and some discount outlets, such as Costco, do offer caskets.