I had to say I was pretty spooked when Costco started selling caskets a couple of years back. The funny thing was, the stall where you pick up a brochure is on the way out and so, you could see parts of the casket as you roll along. Just a grim reminder, no?
If you can get a classy looking casket for under $1,000, that's pretty darn good IMO. I spent $2,000+ on a simple, but otherwise nice copper casket for my mother's burial a couple of months back. It was quite cheap, considering that the funeral home had mostly high-end caskets that went upwards of $30-40k.