We are looking at full memorials for our son's grave. We were so impressed with a local firm we went to put a deposit down but they took lots of info and insisted the system was to send a quote first. Thankfully- we got it a few weeks ago and it stunned us. I just got another similar quote on the phone as a guide and it was similar (£4800 for dark granite headstone, kerbstones, slab, flower vase).
Like everything, they are cheaper online where you don't get to see the goods.
Only a few years back I organised similar for my mother's grave in Dublin and it was less than Euros 3000.00.
I understand the stones are all imported, mostly from India and China and most of the memorials in various brochures/website are the same as each other - too look at anyway. Costs vary though...
I do appreciate the overheads, labour costs, etc but really, it all seems like such a business and it's not going to go out of fashion, is it??
5th anniversary coming up and it can't be put off any longer, our choice to go down this route, etc but do feel a bit ripped off. Maybe I'm just turning into a grumpy old bag.Grrr...
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