As weird as it sounds, it makes a lot of sense to buy a casket ahead of time online. CasketXpress essentially sells online what would cost several times as much at a funeral home. Funeral homes are kind of rackets--when someone dies the whole family doesn't want to sit there haggling over the price of the casket, so the funeral parlors/homes mark up the caskets a huge huge amount. If you shop around ahead of time online, you can save thousands of dollars. It just makes sense. Casket Xpress is one of the big ones but there are also many more if you google around for it.