Day at the Docks raffle disappointment

c-nut

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My son won an overnight trip on the El Dorado through Point Loma Landing. They only had a few overnight trips so figured we could use it on a 1.5 day trip and pay the difference. Not so, the guy at Point Loma sad too bad you missed your chance, should have did one of the overnight trips. Huh? Great customer service, jerk! I know the raffles are for a good cause just wish I hadn't had this bad experience. I called the El Dorado and left message. Doubt I'll here from them in time.
Just wanted to vent!
Glenn
 
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bparker1225

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Glen be proactive and positive about this. Contact Catherine Miller the director of DoTD, Marlin Club last year or Frank LoPreste. There are many fine people and Captains in our industry!
Someone will step up and make this right.
 
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My son won an overnight trip on the El Dorado through Point Loma Landing. They only had a few overnight trips so figured we could use it on a 1.5 day trip and pay the difference. Not so, the guy at Point Loma sad too bad you missed your chance, should have did one of the overnight trips. Huh? Great customer service, jerk! I know the raffles are for a good cause just wish I hadn't had this bad experience. I called the El Dorado and left message. Doubt I'll here from them in time.
Just wanted to vent!
Glenn

They should have offered up something in return. Are they that greedy they couldn't hook up one person with a trip. Greedy bastards.
 
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Andrewxxx

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Just who do you think the greedy bastard is ?
My son won an overnight trip on the El Dorado through Point Loma Landing. They only had a few overnight trips so figured we could use it on a 1.5 day trip and pay the difference. Not so, the guy at Point Loma sad too bad you missed your chance, should have did one of the overnight trips. Huh? Great customer service, jerk! I know the raffles are for a good cause just wish I hadn't had this bad experience. I called the El Dorado and left message. Doubt I'll here from them in time.
Just wanted to vent!
Glenn

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Tell us more of the story. Was the voucher expired or had certain dates or you weren't willing to settle for the trip that was offered.(overnight trip) They have plenty overnight trips coming up.
 
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wils

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this is classic example of why I stopped being involved with and running charity events: you give what you can then folks feel that they are entitled to more.

For those of you who have ever complained about todays' world - look in the mirror.
 
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Wait, so I have a coupon for a regular hamburger but they won't accept it for a big mac? Who knew!
 
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I would guess that the El Dorado is done for the tuna season in San Diego and might be heading back up to LA for the winter. I only see two more 3/4-days on their schedule, then they are gone. Since the El Dorado offered the trip they might honor it on one of their overnighters up there.
 
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Bigfishhateme

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"Figured we could use it on a 1.5 day trip and pay difference" ... Your son won a overnight trip , should of called landing and asked instead of "figuring" . So you think the landing employee is a "jerk" cause you was lazy to pick up a phone. So you want a cheeseburger with a hamburger coupon and pay 25 cent difference..hahaha
 
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Sounds like some more research needs to be done before anyone gets dragged through the mud. The person at the landing just reiterated what the voucher was good for and (CYA) which a lot of folks do at work now days. I would not be surprised if the boat puts the kid on an upcoming trip along with a full fare adult. It's certainly worth the effort to inquire in a polite and courteous manner, looks like there are trips in Long Beach starting up pretty soon. It might not be the same trip as down south, but I'm sure the young man will still enjoy himself.
 
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I would guess that the El Dorado is done for the tuna season in San Diego and might be heading back up to LA for the winter. I only see two more 3/4-days on their schedule, then they are gone. Since the El Dorado offered the trip they might honor it on one of their overnighters up there.
I have Won a few of these trips and most of the time they will up grade you if it is possible
I have Won 1/2 day passes out of Point Loma and they wouldn't let me up grade to 3/4 day
even with paying the difference because the boats that do these trips have different Owner
some time's things happen that they don't have control of .
 
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I've never had a problem with PLS. they are a world class operation and I have received nothing but respect and politeness from anyone and everyone in their office in person and on the phone.
 
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Ok guys, it expires 9/30/15 they had a couple overnight trips last month but mid week. I just could not get out off work. I thought the El Dorado would post more of the one day trips this month but they did not.

For those that do not understand my original post...when I said I would pay the difference...I meant to say I was willing to pay for the additional fee to up grade to a 1.5 day trip. So, if the 1 day is $200 and the 1.5 day is $350 then I would pay...wait for it ..."the difference" of $150. I was not expecting extra cheese on a cheeseburger for free or whatever you were trying to say.

I did not book at trip for this week. I called first and talked to Point Loma Landing. He put me on hold. Came back and said, "to bad you should have used it on the one day trip". I was polite he was not, that was the point. And use it or loose it on the raffle winning certificate.

I offered to pay extra, but the gift certificate has no cash value to it. It is for a one day trip on the El Dorado only out of Point Loma. I'm sure he just was doing as ordered.

I'm over it, lesson learned. Just feel bad for my son. But he understands.

I called the El Dorado and left a message. Not really expecting any thing.

Out
 
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c-nut

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It's like at a restaurant when the menu says "Sorry, no substitutions". You must think you are Jack Nicholson :-)

LOL, I should have remembered this scene...thanks for the reminder and all disregard my last post. It's been a tough week!

Ok, now I'm over it!
 
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Ok guys, it expires 9/30/15 they had a couple overnight trips last month but mid week. I just could not get out off work. I thought the El Dorado would post more of the one day trips this month but they did not.

For those that do not understand my original post...when I said I would pay the difference...I meant to say I was willing to pay for the additional fee to up grade to a 1.5 day trip. So, if the 1 day is $200 and the 1.5 day is $350 then I would pay...wait for it ..."the difference" of $150. I was not expecting extra cheese on a cheeseburger for free or whatever you were trying to say.

I did not book at trip for this week. I called first and talked to Point Loma Landing. He put me on hold. Came back and said, "to bad you should have used it on the one day trip". I was polite he was not, that was the point. And use it or loose it on the raffle winning certificate.

I offered to pay extra, but the gift certificate has no cash value to it. It is for a one day trip on the El Dorado only out of Point Loma. I'm sure he just was doing as ordered.

I'm over it, lesson learned. Just feel bad for my son. But he understands.

I called the El Dorado and left a message. Not really expecting any thing.

Out

Go to Long Beach unless it was only good for San Diego.
Long Beach has great fishing.
Voucher is still good until 9/30.


Trip Schedule
Departing Long Beach, CA - Long Beach Sportfishing
September, 2015
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Trip Information Departure Return Load Price Spots

Eldorado - 3/4 Day Ultra Limited Load
Mon. 9-28-2015
6:00 AM Mon. 9-28-2015
4:00 PM 40 $100 40
Join the ELDORADO on an "ULTRA LIMITED LOAD 3/4 DAY Trip. Boat departs at 6AM, heading for wherever the BITE is, returning before 4PM. Tickets are $100 and can be purchased online.

Eldorado - Overnight Limited Load
Mon. 9-28-2015
9:00 PM Tue. 9-29-2015
7:00 PM 35 $150 35
Join the ELDORADO on an "Overnight" Trip targeting "TUNA", "YELLOWTAIL", "DORADO", and more! Boat departs at 9PM, heading for wherever the BITE is, returning before 7PM the following evening. Tickets are $150 and can be purchased online.

Eldorado - Overnight Limited Load
Tue. 9-29-2015
9:00 PM Wed. 9-30-2015
7:00 PM 35 $150 35
Join the ELDORADO on an "Overnight" Trip targeting "TUNA", "YELLOWTAIL", "DORADO", and more! Boat departs at 9PM, heading for wherever the BITE is, returning before 7PM the following evening. Tickets are $150 and can be purchased online.

Eldorado - Overnight Limited Load
Wed. 9-30-2015
9:00 PM Thu. 10-1-2015
7:00 PM 35 $150 35
Join the ELDORADO on an "Overnight" Trip targeting "TUNA", "YELLOWTAIL", "DORADO", and more! Boat departs at 9PM, heading for wherever the BITE is, returning before 7PM the following evening. Tickets are $150 and can be purchased online.
 
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    Go to Long Beach unless it was only good for San Diego.
    Long Beach has great fishing.
    Voucher is still good until 9/30.


    Trip Schedule
    Departing Long Beach, CA - Long Beach Sportfishing
    September, 2015
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    Trip Information Departure Return Load Price Spots

    Eldorado - 3/4 Day Ultra Limited Load
    Mon. 9-28-2015
    6:00 AM Mon. 9-28-2015
    4:00 PM 40 $100 40
    Join the ELDORADO on an "ULTRA LIMITED LOAD 3/4 DAY Trip. Boat departs at 6AM, heading for wherever the BITE is, returning before 4PM. Tickets are $100 and can be purchased online.

    Eldorado - Overnight Limited Load
    Mon. 9-28-2015
    9:00 PM Tue. 9-29-2015
    7:00 PM 35 $150 35
    Join the ELDORADO on an "Overnight" Trip targeting "TUNA", "YELLOWTAIL", "DORADO", and more! Boat departs at 9PM, heading for wherever the BITE is, returning before 7PM the following evening. Tickets are $150 and can be purchased online.

    Eldorado - Overnight Limited Load
    Tue. 9-29-2015
    9:00 PM Wed. 9-30-2015
    7:00 PM 35 $150 35
    Join the ELDORADO on an "Overnight" Trip targeting "TUNA", "YELLOWTAIL", "DORADO", and more! Boat departs at 9PM, heading for wherever the BITE is, returning before 7PM the following evening. Tickets are $150 and can be purchased online.

    Eldorado - Overnight Limited Load
    Wed. 9-30-2015
    9:00 PM Thu. 10-1-2015
    7:00 PM 35 $150 35
    Join the ELDORADO on an "Overnight" Trip targeting "TUNA", "YELLOWTAIL", "DORADO", and more! Boat departs at 9PM, heading for wherever the BITE is, returning before 7PM the following evening. Tickets are $150 and can be purchased online.
    Probly only covers Open Party trips.
     
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