"Thank you so very much for your kind and caring help during this most difficult time. Although this is part and parcel of being in the funeral industry business you have made it a smooth, humbling, calming and comforting process for myself and our whanau that has given us the peace of mind required. We are all truly thankful and grateful to you! Tena rawa atu koe, ka nui te mihi."
MY -October 2022
"Dying is absolutely expensive, but Carried Away can take the stress of money away and provide lovely assembled or unassembled coffins."
CC -August 2022
"I used this company for Steve’s casket. great service. I ordered on the Sunday for a two week delivery. Sadly, I had to call to get an urgent delivery. Mike went out of his way to ensure it arrived on the Wednesday. Steve passed away on the Tuesday morning. Simple plain no fuss casket. great service. Would highly recommend."
DO -August 2022
"My mother in law passed away and I was thrown into the task of finding a coffin that reflected her beliefs and wishes whilst also meeting the wishes of her daughters. In this situation the coffin was to be not ostentatious yet still be attractive. Not excessively priced and it had to satisfy her daughters desire that she was comfortable in it.
I looked at the assigned undertakers selection and decided to source on myself. I looked online and found several that met a lot of the requirements but most of these were very expensive. I phoned the companies advertising these coffins and liked what I heard from Mike at Carried Away. I then went and met him and he showed me the coffins he had and the accessories that were available. Between us we came up with a lovely coffin that depicted my mother in law in most every way and our family provided a mattress that gave a sense of comfort for our beloved deceased mother – mother in law.
The outlay was as she had insisted, very favorable and affordable by comparison to any of the alternatives. A very simple yet beautiful plain unpainted pine coffin.
My father passed away this year and he and my mother had admired the coffin I got from Mike so I did not hesitate to ring Mike immediately that night to order another plain coffin which he built the very next day in time for my family to pick up from him and meet the cremation time the day after. I fitted rope handles to this one which made it look very natural and was admired by everyone that attended. No visible fittings, natural wood with natural hemp rope handles. It did my dad proud.
Mikes empathy with me was very much appreciated and my boys who picked up the second coffin were very happy also. His coffins are affordable and real. No bull, no pomp. To those that care about these things I fully recommend this man and his product."
CH -July 2022
"Very friendly, thoughtful service, prompt delivery of the flat pack and the coffin turned out exactly what we needed. Easy assembly, for which the video on your website proved to be very helpful.
We had the coffin ready at home and many friends and family took the opportunity to write and draw on it which I think was a nice thing to be able to do. Carried Away offers a great, affordable alternative to the often very expensive service of funeral directors. We actually chose not to involve a funeral director at all and I would like to think that being able to have more individual DIY funeral made the experience of losing a loved one more bearable. It might not be right for everyone but from my personal experience I can only recommend it."
SS -July 2022
"I was blown away by the service you provide and care to detail regarding your caskes. From day one of ourt contact with you everything went to plan. At that time we thought we had weeks to plan a casket and as things quickly escalated at our end, you stepped up and made it all happen , delivery included so we could plan a funeral. We as a family thank you for that. The casket was beautiful and exactly what we asked for and I real tribute to my sports crazy husband. Thank you so much for making it easier for us when we were broken."
HC -July 2022
"I’ve bought from this company the item I received was easy to put together quality wood it did the job for what it’s supposed to do was delivered on the day that I asked very affordable wonderful service quick and efficient, if need be, I will purchase from this company again. I’ve told my family about this because its affordable for people on low income and I must say stress free by not having a debit hanging over you knowing that its going to be years to pay it back for something that is only used once. Thank you so much for your services Carried Away"
TL -July 2022
"I can highly recommend this Company. I spoke to Mike Nelson on a day that was hard for me, organising a Cremation Coffin for my departed husband. Mike made the process for me so easy, arranging for a delivery and so quickly. This was also the cheapest and the best, half price compared to the Funeral company. I would definitely say deal with This Company."
PR -June 2022
"The coffin arrived this afternoon and I’m blown away by how good it all is. All the little details that you have included to make it easier is amazing. Thank you so much for a great product"
RD -April 2022
"The 2 coffins I got from carried away were as described and if anything were better, went together well and be sure I would recommend your product to anyone."
AG -August 2021
"We were really satisfied with the level of service, care & end result. As John was a large guy, it was appreciated you gave us peace of mind that the casket would be fine. Your communication between my daughter and myself great. I definitely would recommend your services if asked. I have to say EVERYONE was blown away by my daughter’s talent of replicating John’s tool box, right down to the stickers that were on it."
DM -January 2021
"I lost my father September 2018, and in the days that followed I needed to do a number of things, one of these was to arrange a coffin for my dad. I found out about Carried away and ordered a coffin from them, I had no idea how o go about I, Mike the owner of of the company was brilliant, he had the materials, the measurements we needed, prices that suited our budget. I recommend Carried away without hesitation. Thank you Carried away"
BJ -October 2019
"We used Carried Away to get a coffin quickly for a family member. Mike was helpful, friendly, and coffin very well priced. We would recommend his products and service to all."