"Isabelle and Joey are the best. They try to give you the best deal, not sell you the most expensive casket. They also try to help you match the style to the person. We bought a casket here for my mom two years ago, and Isabelle directed us to a less expensive casket because she thought it was a better match for my mom, and she was right. They also have lots of great contacts for headstones, flowers, etc. Beautiful wood caskets are made on-site, and I even took some friends on a "field trip" to the factory so they could see the workshop out back (woodworking machinery from the 1940's!). Sounds strange, but my friends loved it. We just bought a casket for my dad, and once again, Isabelle and Joey were super helpful. Reasonable, beautiful work, great resource. Go see them, even if only to do some pre-planning. I can't say enough good things about these folks." -David B. Irvine, CA
THERE'S MORE TO SAVING ON A FUNERAL THAN BUYING A LOW PRICED CASKET
Many funeral homes charge a large fee for not buying the casket directly from them. They call it a "loss of a discount" for not using their casket in the package "deal." This is how you can lose the savings you thought you made by purchasing an inexpensive casket from an outside casket seller.
Most casket retailers aren't familiar with local mortuaries, cemeteries, and other local funeral resources. They leave you on your own after selling the casket. We help you find lower priced cemeteries, mortuaries, and other funeral resources as needed. When you buy one of our affordable high quality caskets, we provide free referrals. By saving on more funeral items, you get greater total savings than you would receive from buying a low priced casket without further guidance.
MOST PEOPLE LACK THE TIME OR KNOWLEDGE TO CUT FUNERAL COSTS
Most cemeteries and mortuaries sell over-priced funeral products and services. When a death occurs at home or at a rest home, you must find a mortuary immediately. At that time people are emotionally upset, unable to think clearly, and without enough time to comparison shop for the many components of a funeral. Picking the cemetery and/or mortuary closest to your home, that you've heard advertised on the radio, or that you have used before can result in your overpaying by thousands of dollars.
HOW ABC CASKETS FACTORY CAN HELP YOU
FACTORY DIRECT SAVINGS. Buy a quality casket direct from our factory and save by avoiding the middleman markup. We are the only casket factory in Los Angeles open to the public.
FREE LOCAL DELIVERY. Delivery is free to mortuaries within 30 miles of our casket factory located 4 miles East of Downtown Los Angeles. We are on the Northwest corner of the intersection of Medford St. and Indiana St., close to Valley Blvd. and Soto St. See "directions" on the menu or call us for specific details.
FREE REFERRALS TO CUT OTHER FUNERAL COSTS. In addition to great savings on our caskets, we tell you where to buy other items you may need such as cemetery property, mortuary services, flowers, grave marker and vault at low prices from reliable vendors. In short, we do the comparison shopping for you.
QUALITY CASKETS MADE TO ORDER RIGHT AWAY: Asian, Buddhist, Catholic, Hispanic, Hmong, Islamic, Jewish, Molokan, Mormon, Protestant, child, cloth-covered, cremation, metal, oversize, solid woods, Dracula and Old West. All of our wood caskets and coffins are eco-friendly, made of solid wood, not cardboard, particleboard or veneer.
BEWARE OF COSTLY TRAPS
PACKAGE DEALS. In a package deal, the mortuary offers a casket with a discount along with other items and services. The mortuary stresses the discount on the casket but remains silent about the inflated prices of the other items in the package. The inflated price of the rest of the package can amount to several thousand dollars more than the discount offered on the casket. If you want to buy a casket from an outside casket seller, the mortuary will inform you that you will lose the casket discount. Since your mind is focused on the casket discount, you take the package deal and end up overpaying for the funeral.
HIGH CHARGE FOR SWITCHING MORTUARIES. In the past, you could easily save by switching to a lower cost mortuary. Now, some mortuaries are nearly tripling their charge for picking up the body from about $395 to over $1000. This greatly decreases your ability to cut funeral costs. To avoid this problem, call us so that we may help you initially find an affordable mortuary.
THE L.A. TIMES WRITES ABOUT ABC CASKETS FACTORY