Davey's Locker 3/4 day travelzoo discount

Discussion in 'Fishing Chit Chat' started by dan1, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. dan1
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    Anyone bought this coupon? Any hassle associated with it? Seems like a good deal, but concerned with hidden stuff they don't tell you about.
  2. gspot
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    Haven't used it myself, but have heard people have problems trying to use them when they arrive at the landing. Carry extra cash just in case.
  3. rizob1
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    My wife bought me a similar deal for my birthday, I have'nt tried to use it yet. I've also heard of these being a pain in the ass to redeem.
  4. DaveysLocker Advertiser
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    Hey guys, thanks for the questions about the deal we have offered on travelzoo.
    There are 2 deals that are posted, one of them is for just the boarding pass and the other is an all inclusive package that includes the boarding pass, 1-Day License, Rod rental, and our tackle pack set up. The main stipulation is that this is good for the FREELANCE ONLY and ONLY for the trip specified in the offer, no upgrades to overnighters or specialty trips. If there is any other vessel running the trip the voucher is not valid.
    In the past there has been confusion as to using these deals with both the landing and with those that purchased the deal, and I apologize for any inconvenience. These discount vendors are a relatively new, past year or so, form of selling our services and there has been a learning curve involved for us as well.
    There is an $8 fuel sur charge that will be added at the landing on the day of the trip. Also, as every company out there we do have a minimum number of passengers in order to be able to cover our expenses such as crew wages and the ever rising fuel costs. The minimum number of passengers right now is 10 whether they have the travelzoo discounts or not, in the past it was a little different which lead to the confusion between the landing representatives and our customers, we have solved this problem and made it a 10 passenger minimum.
    Other than that please read the offer closely and it should answer most of your questions, if you have any other questions please give me a call and I would love to talk to you about a possible fishing trip.

    Thanks,
    This really is a great deal and if you are going to come out fishing with us this year I would highly recommend purchasing the voucher from travelzoo.

    David @ Davey's Locker
    (949)673-1434
  5. dan1
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    David,

    Thanks for the clarification but a few more questions I have.
    What does "This deal is not valid on holidays or holiday weekends" mean? No Sat and Sun?
  6. slydawg
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    I think it means if the 4th of July is on friday, the following sat/sun are considered a holiday wknd.
  7. dan1
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    I'm hoping to hear it from the man himself to avoid any confusion due to past problems.
  8. DaveysLocker Advertiser
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    Holiday and Holiday weekends such as the Saturday and Sunday as well as the actual holiday of Memorial Day, Fathers Day, 4th of July, think National Holidays. The best way to do it is when booking your trip ask the representative if the pass is valid on the date you would like to plan your fishing trip.

    David @ Davey's Locker Sportfishing
    (949)673-1434
  9. dan1
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    I just bought some vouchers. Hope to have a good time. Will let you know either way.
  10. gupppy
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    i bought the 3/4 day on travelzoo. This will be my second time at Davey's Locker through these deals. The first time was about a year ago? 3/4 day without a hitch. I was on the Freelance. It was fun, my first fishing excursion on a boat, ever. I got a few of my buddies to get the 3/4 day that just expired a few weeks ago. I haven't planned on when to use it but it'll be this summer. I can't wait.
    Just make sure when you reserve your spot, call them and tell them you're using the coupon or whatever and they should be able to let you know if it's valid that day or not....

    PS, i hope there's another deal coming soon because a few of my friends dropped the ball and ended up not being able to purchase it. Hoping to get a few more buds to go with me to get them in to fishing..
  11. cjinca
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    Hi David,

    I just wrote TravelZoo and afterwards, stumbled upon this thread. We purchased the all inclusive package last year. Even though the voucher doesn't expire for 3 days, my husband was told on the phone that all trips are booked so we can not take advantage of deal.

    I just wrote TravelZoo but relieved finding this thread and your post and hoping you will reconsider. We've been in Los Angeles for two years and have taken advantage of MANY such offers. I would totally understand the response my husband got if we called after expiration but Davey's Locker sold 4080 of these vouchers through TravelZoo alone. If a voucher holder calls prior to expiration and you can't accomodate, no problem. But extending the offer 30 days or however long it takes for merchant to be able to honor existing voucher holders that attempted to arrange excursion prior to expiration date only makes good business sense.

    Royal Aviation (Groupon offer) is in this same boat and when we called them and there were no dates left prior to expiration, they gladly extended offer past expiration.

    We intended on using voucher late summer/early fall as my husband was scheduled for hip surgery May 2011. No problems, right? Well, lab work flagged high liver enzymes and since we purchased this voucher he has had a full Whipple surgery for large mass in duodenum, been diagnosed with an unrelated cancer CLL/SLL (discovered upon first Whipple attempt) and finally had hip surgery. Rough year, yes. But we are ready to live life bigger than ever before, grateful that he is doing so well.

    I initially didn't call your business today as I was too frustrated with situation. I will call Monday, figuring you are knee deep in fish this weekend. Help me out, David. Sincerely, Carol L.
  12. BitterBeerFace
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    Hard being a business these days,everyone says it would be good customer service to screw the business itself, no one takes responsibility for themselves. With what was it over 2000 sold, I wonder how many of these sob stories they hear when these things expire or come close to expiring.
    If a business does it for one person then they will or should do it for everyone. Which cuts into their profit margins of doing these bullshit deals.
    Just to let you guys know when you see these deals they are advertised at 50% of their normal price and of that the Discount company - Groupon/ Living Social/ whatever - takes 40% of that.
    How many of you can take a hit like that in your business and then hear nothing but complaints when the customer is lazy or completely ignorant about what they bought?
    I'm guessing not many.

    Just my thoughts, I hate these discount companies and if thousands of these are being bought, think as a fisherman how much room are you gonna have on a fishing boat.... Not much
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  14. BitterBeerFace
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    Hahah!
    Wow, don't work for them, not on my worst day would I. Just showing why a company shouldn't mass market deals because you get the bottom of the barrel. Case in pointe. Just trying to educate others about dealing with these mass marketing companies, the way a company makes a profit working with them is based on a percentage of them not coming in because well... Most customers are just not that bright.

    Excuses are like *ssholes, everybody has one.

    P.s. Glad you have learned how to use the emoticons on the side of the page:shithappens::rofl::evilimu::finger::_diarrhea_::Emoticon_Potty_Time:hali_olutta::Dynamite::Dynamite::hali_olutta:

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