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                                              CASKETS and PHOTOS

   Listed here are a large number of caskets in various price ranges that
  are
frequently-displayed by neighborhood mortuaries everywhere, plus
 
information not provided on any other Internet site about each casket.

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  Information about each casket in the list below:
   
1)  casket name* used by the manufacturer;


    2)  manufacturer's name;


    3)  number of colors available**;


    4)  whether it is the HARMFUL GASKET type or SAFE, NO-gasket type; photos;


    5)  construction material (steel, copper, wood, etc.);


    6)  "Top Secret" wholesale mortuaries pay (revealed only on this one Internet site)


    7)  range of HIGH prices charged by most mortuaries, and amount of outrageous
            high profit
the high price brings (revealed only on this site);


    8) FAIR price for each casket (provided only on this site - a price that is offered
             by our Good Shepherd Funeral Program), and the amount of
fair profit;


    9) Two RIP-OFF CASKET TACTICS USED at ALL your neighborhood mortuaries
            with few exceptions (listed and clearly explained with photos
only on this site)


             a) FRAUDULENT, destructive "protective seal" GASKET metal caskets, that
                 
MOST FAMILIES BUY, BLOAT and DESTROY every body - high profit;

             b) "VULGARIZED" ("made ugly") caskets - used for "bait-and-switch".
                   These
UGLY caskets, in nearly every mortuary, to coax you to buy higher.


          See MANY MORE TACTICS: "Topic 8 - 130+ Deceptive Tactics", `click here.



  *  RIP-OFF: Giving false names to caskets to prevent families and media from
           comparing casket prices with other mortuaries or with this list.


   **RIP-OFF: Displaying only ugly colors of the lower-priced caskets and then
           
telling you that no other colors are available - although they can obtain
           many
other colors in two hours without extra charge from local warehouses.

       If so, ASK to see COLOR PHOTOS of other colors listed here (all have photos).
       Then,
ASK them to obtain the color you want.
       If they
refuse either of your requests, LEAVE and find a decent mortuary - and
           
tell all of your friends, pastor, senior groups and others about it.

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------------------- Recommended Caskets ------------------

These first 3 caskets are recommended by the Good Shepherd Program, but you
should
remove fraudulent, destructive "protective seal" from "White Rose" casket.

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   "Model name" / Manufacturer (SAFE, No gasket type) or (UNSAFE, Harmful gasket)
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 "Clair" casket / Astral, 4 colors (SAFE, No gasket), 20-gauge steel (20 is normal)
         
$   452   Wholesale cost to mortuaries
         
$1,130 to $3,616+  PRICES at most mortuaries  (Profit up to $3,164+)
         
$   652 FAIR price (offered by our Good Shepherd Program)  (Profit of $200)

  <=Photo:  Click here to view photo.  Click photo to close it.
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"Alex" casket / Astral, 3 colors (SAFE, No gasket), 20-gauge steel (20 is normal)
         $   419   Wholesale cost to mortuaries
     
  $1,047 to $3,352+  PRICES at most mortuaries (Profit to $2,933+)
       
$   619   FAIR price (offered by our Good Shepherd Program)  (Profit of $200)

  <=Photo:  Click here to view photo.  Click photo to close it.    ($4
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 ● "White Rose"/ Astral (UNSAFE, Harmful gasket), 18-gauge steel (thicker than
         
$   756   Wholesale cost to mortuaries                                                      needed)
     
  $1,890 to $6,048+  PRICES at most mortuaries  (Profit to $5,292+)
         
$   956   FAIR price (offered by our Good Shepherd Program)  (Profit of $200)

  <=Photo 1: Click here: Shows casket and black gasket. Click photo to close.

  <=Photo 2: Click here: Thumb lifts harmful gasket's edge. Click photo to close.

    REMOVE the fraudulent, harmful rubber gasket - mortuary or family can do it.


RIP-OFF TACTIC:  The fraudulent, "PROTECTIVE Seal" GASKET caskets
         BLOAT
and DAMAGE EVERY BODY in a few months. Embalming doesn't
         stop the destruction
. The seal is the inch-wide black neoprene rubber
         gasket that lies on the top edge of the sides of the casket, and between the
         two halves of the casket lid.


   MOST caskets at mortuaries are this fraudulent, destructive type. Morticians
         
mislead families and promote this costly type of casket because they want
         the
VERY HIGH PROFIT (up to $3,500+ profit on each casket) from these
         - even though they
KNOW the casket will destroy your mother's body.

   All morticians who DON'T warn you about this damage are intentionally
         
deceiving you. They are stealing from you, and are seriously damaging the
         body - showing they
care only about money, and don't care about you, your
         family, and your mother's body.


   EXPLANATION:  In "Topic 4 - Fraudulent Caskets", there is a clear explanation
         of
how this destruction takes place - and HOW TO REMOVE the gasket to
         prevent the destruction of your relative's body.
Click here to read Topic 4.
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RIP-OFF TACTIC:  "VULGARIZING" caskets means making normal
         caskets look ugly
. This disfiguring is done by manufacturers to help
         morticians mislead you and steal from you.



    EXPLANATION:  This tactic is more fully explained in Topic 4. Many morticians add to the disfigurement by methods described below. Most mortuaries want to display one or more vulgarized caskets to use in their "BAIT-and-SWITCH" rip-off tactic with people who phone for prices of caskets and funerals.

    Below are photos of a vulgarized "Trindex" casket, used as "BAIT" on the phone and the original "Sierra" non-vulgarized version of the SAME or similar casket - to which mortuaries will try to coax families to "SWITCH" to in order to make hundreds of dollars more profit (as explained below).


---------------------- CASKET LIST ---------------------

   "Model name" / Manufacturer (SAFE, NO gasket) or (UNSAFE, HARMFUL gasket)
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 * RECOMMENDED CASKET
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"Alex" casket / Astral, 3 colors (SAFE, NO gasket), 20-gauge steel (normal
         $   419   Wholesale price to mortuaries                 thickness; 18-ga. is thicker.)
     
  $1,047 to $3,352+ PRICES at most mortuaries  (Profit to $2,933+)
         
$   619   FAIR price of Good Shepherd Program  (Profit of $200)

   <=Photo:  Click here to view photo.  Click photo to close it.

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 * RECOMMENDED CASKET

"Clair" casket / Astral, 4 colors (SAFE, NO gasket), 20-gauge steel (normal)
         
$   452  Wholesale price to mortuaries
         
$1,130 to $3,616+  PRICE at most mortuaries  (Profit to $3,164+)
         
$   652   FAIR price of Good Shepherd Program.  (Profit of $200)

  <=Photo:  Click here to view photo.  Click photo to close it.
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  * NOT Recommended -- ("Vulgarized" means "made ugly".)

 ● "Trindex" casket/Astral ("Vulgarized", DULL paint),(SAFE, NO gasket), 20ga
         $   425   Wholesale price to mortuaries
     
  $1,062 to $2,975+ PRICES at most mortuaries  (Profit to $2,550+)
         
$   625   FAIR price of Good Shepherd Program  (Profit of $200)

   <=Photo:  Click here`to view photo.

  * "Vulgarized" casket:  DULL paint is sprayed over the entire casket and hides
           its
original shiny handles and decorations.
           
Click photo to close.
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 ●- "Sierra" casket / Astral, 2 colors (SAFE, NO  gasket), 20-guage steel (normal)
         $   469   Wholesale price to mortuaries
     
  $1,172 to $3,752+ PRICES at most mortuaries  (Profit to $3,283+)
         
$   669   FAIR price of Good Shepherd Program  (Profit of $200)

   <=Photo: Click here`to view photo.
     
"Sierra" casket with its normal, non-"vulgarized" shiny paint
                 
and its original shiny handles and decorations. Click photo to close it.
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 ●- "Bradford Copper" / York, Copper color (SAFE, NO gasket), steel
         $   493   Wholesale price to mortuaries
     
  $1,232 to $3,944+ PRICES at most mortuaries  (Profit to $3,451+)
         
$   693   FAIR price of Good Shepherd Program  (Profit of $200)
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 ●- "Star Copper" / Batesville, copper color (SAFE, NO gasket), steel
         $   530   Wholesale price to mortuaries
     
  $1,325 to $4,240+ PRICES at most mortuaries  (Profit to $3,710+)
         
$   730   FAIR price of Good Shepherd Program  (Profit of $200)
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 ●- "Baron Copper" / York, copper color (SAFE, NO gasket), steel
         $   553   Wholesale price to mortuaries
     
  $1,382 to $4,424+ PRICES at most mortuaries  (Profit to $3,871+)
         
$   753   FAIR price of Good Shepherd Program  (Profit of $200)
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 ●- "Sutton Venetian Bronze"/York,bronze color (SAFE, NO gasket),18ga.steel
         $   678   Wholesale price to mortuaries
     
  $1,695 to $5,424+ PRICES at most mortuaries  (Profit to $4,746+)
         
$   878   FAIR price of Good Shepherd Program  (Profit of $200)
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●- "Misty Rose Q88" / Batesville (UNSAFE, HARMFUL gasket), 18-guage steel
         $   720   Wholesale price to mortuaries
     
  $1,800 to $5,780+ PRICES at most mortuaries  (Profit to $5,060+)
       
$   920   FAIR price of Good Shepherd Program  (Profit of $200)

    REMOVE the fraudulent, harmful rubber gasket - mortuary or family can do it.
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"Coleman Mandarin" / York (UNSAFE, HARMFUL gasket), 18-guage steel
         $   733   Wholesale price to mortuaries
     
  $1,832 to $5,864+ PRICES at most mortuaries  (Profit to $5,131+)
         
$   933   FAIR price of Good Shepherd Program  (Profit of $200)

    REMOVE the fraudulent, harmful rubber gasket - mortuary or family can do it.
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 * RECOMMENDED CASKET

"White Rose" / Astral, White, pink trim (UNSAFE, HARMFUL gasket). 18-ga.
         $   756   Wholesale price to mortuaries
     
  $1,890 to $6,048+  PRICES of most mortuaries  (Profit to $5,292+)
         
$   956   FAIR price of Good Shepherd Program  (Profit of $200)

  <=Photo 1: Click here: Shows casket and black gasket. Click photo to close.

  <=Photo 2: Click here: Thumb lifts harmful gasket's edge. Click photo to close.

    REMOVE the fraudulent, harmful rubber gasket - mortuary or family can do it.
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"Journey" / Astral, 2 colors (UNSAFE, HARMFUL gasket), 18-gauge steel
        $   768   Wholesale price to mortuaries
     
  $1,920 to $6,144+ PRICES at most mortuaries  (Profit to $3,164+)
         
$   968   FAIR price of Good Shepherd Program  (Profit of $200)

    REMOVE the fraudulent, harmful rubber gasket - mortuary or family can do it.
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"Mercury Orchid" / York (UNSAFE, HARMFUL gasket), 18-gauge steel
         $   789   Wholesale price to mortuaries
     
  $1952 to $6,312+ PRICES at most mortuaries  (Profit to $5,523+)
         
$   989   FAIR price of Good Shepherd Program  (Profit of $200)

    REMOVE the fraudulent, harmful rubber gasket - mortuary or family can do it.
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●- "Heirloom Pewter S41" / Batesville (UNSAFE, HARMFUL gasket), 18-ga
         $   890   Wholesale price to mortuaries
     
  $2,225 to $7,120+ PRICES at most mortuaries  (Profit to $6,230+)
         
$1,090   FAIR price of Good Shepherd Program  (Profit of $200)

    REMOVE the fraudulent, harmful rubber gasket - mortuary or family can do it.
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●- "Churchill Blue P68" / Batesville (UNSAFE, HARMFUL gasket), 18-ga. steel
         $1,060   Wholesale price to mortuaries
     
  $2,120 to $8,480+ PRICES at most mortuaries  (Profit to $7,420+)
         
$1,260   FAIR price of Good Shepherd Program  (Profit of $200)

    REMOVE the fraudulent, harmful rubber gasket - mortuary or family can do it.
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●- "Marquette Silver Mist" / York (UNSAFE, HARMFUL gasket), 18-gauge steel
         $1,727  Wholesale price to mortuaries
     
  $3,454 to $10,362+ PRICES at most mortuaries  (Profit to $8,538+)
         
$1,927  FAIR price of Good Shepherd Program  (Profit of $200)

    REMOVE the fraudulent, harmful rubber gasket - mortuary or family can do it.

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●- "Classic Gold Z64" / Batesville (UNSAFE, HARMFUL gasket), Copper metal
         $  6,510   Wholesale price to mortuaries
     
  $11,067 to $32,550+ PRICES at most mortuaries  (Profit to $26,040+)
         
$  6,710   FAIR price of Good Shepherd Program  (Profit of $200)

    REMOVE the fraudulent, harmful rubber gasket - mortuary or family can do it.)

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Casket photos will appear here.
ESSENTIAL FAMILY INFORMATION
Truthful information -- needed immediately

if a death occurs, or one is expected,
or if considering a prepay plan.


How to Arrange for a Funeral
and avoid the unfair prices and deceptive tactics
used by
most mortuaries, cemeteries and prepay plans.

FAIR PRICES:  Funerals with Beautiful Metal Caskets: $2,200,
not $4000-$10,000.  Cremation: $700, not $1,500-$2,500+.
ESSENTIAL FAMILY INFORMATION
Truthful information -- needed immediately
if a death occurs, or one is expected,
or if considering a
prepay plan.

How to Arrange for a Funeral
and avoid the unfair prices and deceptive tactics
used by
most mortuaries, cemeteries and prepay plans.

FAIR PRICES:  Funerals with Beautiful Metal Caskets: $2,200,
not $4000-$10,000.  Cremation: $700, not $1,500-$2,500+.
    ►Precios mayoreo y menudeo de ataúdes. Ataúdes fraudulentos.    >

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