The price differences among memorials are due mostly to size, colour, and finish. The costs relating to shaping, engraving,delivery set-up and overhead are more general and not the same for every monument, or indeed even the same for identical monuments. Some companies advertise low prices then add on all sorts of extra charges. This can be very confusing and probably not very fair. At LONS, the only items that determine our price for a basic monument, completely finished and installed, are size, colour, and finish. We do NOT charge extra for items such as standard engraving and base, locating, footings (even if installed/charged by the cemetery), delivery (within 150 kM),installation, warranty etc. These are all a normal part of what we have to do to design, craft, and set up a memorial.