Maryland family alleges that failed to deliver casket

Via WBAL-TV — When you are burying your mother, you don’t want anything to go wrong.  One Maryland family claims that they were unable to bury their mother because an on-line casket retailer did not deliver the casket they ordered.  Without a casket, the funeral had to be delayed.  The family alleges that never delivered the casket they ordered.  Instead of burying their mother in a pink casket (like she wanted), the family had to get a blue one from a local funeral home.  My heart goes out to the family.  I fully understand the tragedy of not getting  the color you want.  I do not want to be in anything other than a black urn.  Any other color of urn would make me and the ones I leave behind very sad.  The Funeral Consumers Alliance suggests not paying for a casket until it is delivered.  Or, I guess you could just order a casket from Walmart.

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~ by siouxsielaw on November 16, 2011.

3 Responses to “Maryland family alleges that failed to deliver casket”

  1. Wow. If there’s one line of work in which you REALLY have to deliver…

    WalMart’s casket prices don’t seem too bad! Selection is limited though, and I plan to be pretty picky (unless they just end up turning me into goo, which would be fine). 😉

  2. It is stuff like this that make me think that you should only be able to sell caskets in the where your business is located and/or only from a mortician.

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