Tips for Buying Head Stones Online
If you are looking to purchase a head stone online, then you may be a bit overwhelmed with the results that are returned when searching for a site that sells them. As the years pass by more and more companies are springing up on the Internet selling head stones. Each new company arrives in the web arena with an array of claims, deals and testimonials designed to entice new buyers to put their trust and hard earned dollars into their company.
One of the greatest advantages of purchasing head stones online is the savings you can realize. The average
purchaser can save as much as $200 with some saving as much as $1000.
With so many head stone dealers out there
you may be wondering, "How do you know which head stone
dealer to purchase from?" or "What kind of information
about head stones do I need to know?"
For most people, purchasing a head stone is a
first time experience. With this in mind it is best to do a little
homework before you move forward with a purchase. This will insure
that costly mistakes can be avoided. Here are some things to research
when doing your homework.
Cemetery Rules and Regulations
Cemeteries typically have in place a set of rules
and regulations that govern, among other things, the size and
type of head stones that are allowed in the cemetery. It
is very important to review these guidelines. The cemetery has the
right to refuse placement of any head stone that does not meet their
Delivery & Installation
Does the cemetery have the capability of receiving
the headstone delivery or do they offer installation services for head stones. Most cemeteries
will install them for a fee; however, some do not install head stones
because either they are not properly staffed or they just do not
offer the service. If the cemetery does not offer installation services, then
a local monument installer is the best route to go. You can always find one by looking in the yellow pages under 'Monuments' or checking with local funeral homes and asking who they use to install their monuments.
Who Is the Company Selling the Head Stone?
Do you know how long the company selling the head stone has been in business? Do they have any complaints lodged
against them with the Better
Business Bureau? Take your time and make certain you are dealing
with a reputable company.
Here are some of the things you will want to consider when looking
for a reputable dealer:
- Do they come highly recommended?
- Do they have an actual physical address?
- Do they offer secure payment processing as well
as several payment options?
- Do you feel comfortable with them?
You can learn more by reading the following articles:
7 Tips for Buying Urns Online - although this article was written about purchasing urns, many of the principles apply to purchasing any memorial products for that matter.
How to Find a Good Monument Dealer
of Monument Dealers
Decide on the Head Stone Options
After deciding which source to purchase
the head stone from, you are now prepared to choose a fitting memorial
for your loved one. There are many options to consider such as whether
you will be purchasing a granite
headstone or a bronze
grave marker. You will also need to decide on a headstone design and whether you will personalize the head stone
with an epitaph.
Don't forget to read the article Choosing
a headstone. where you can learn more about selecting a head stone
for your loved one.