Eclipse Package - Anyone else dissatisfied?

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  1. Ditch work

    Ditch work Newbie

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    Hey guys, just wanted to put a feeler out there as a sanity check.

    Is anyone else dissatisfied with the Eclipse Package purchased (specifically the first batch of packages)?

    I got in with their first 10day package offer in 2013. 10 days of fishing. $1000. I asked all the right questions at the time: what's included, what's not, cancellations, limitations, terms and conditions of use, etc. I wish I had gotten it all in writing, but what I was told was that it's good at cash and anything included as part of the reg trip price would be included when using the permits. Sounded like a steal, and under those conditions, I made the decision to buy in.

    In the beginning, it was great. Permits were included, food wasn't part of the package so that wasn't an issue. By the next trip, we had to pay for permits, ok, that's fine, I usu get an annual anyway. Then the following year. They started including the food in the price, so we had to start paying for it. $50 a day... I seriously don't eat that well at home, not even close, and definitely not 2 or 3 days in a row. Now. I'm being told that package holders cant book outside of 45 days from the date of the trip, thus, new money gets priority.

    Just because it was a bad business decision on their part to offer the original packages, doesn't make it ok to retroactively change the terms to milk more money out of their customers.

    Just checking to see if anyone else feels the same way. I work hard for my money. I think we all do. Some are more fortunate than others, and it's good to keep everything in perspective. This whole fishing community is great because everyone's got an eye on taking care of the crew and the people who take care of us. I think because of that we're all kinda looking the other way on this, but it just doesn't sit right with me.

    Edit update: Thanks for the suggestions to work it out with Mark and Chris. They went above and beyond my expectations to make sure that I wasn't being cheated. They really are great guys. I will reiterate that the boats they run really are top notch, and they go the extra mile to make sure their customers are satisfied.
     
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  2. fishfish

    fishfish I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Thanks Will for sharing your experience on this. Its appreciated.
     
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  3. wils

    wils lazy-ass well known "member"

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    ......................there are other boats to ride.

    and your phone has a direct line to the landings/boat office to express your personal displeasure. Did you try that?
     
  4. stairman

    stairman ......

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    you plunked down a grand with out terms and conditions in writing?100 a day didn't seem to good to be true?


    since that didn't work out can I interest you in a land deal in Yuma? will be beach front in several years
     
  5. MJB

    MJB I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Hhhmmm
     
  6. *****

    ***** Well-Known "Member"

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    If you're looking for a sanity check, it sounds like you have a legit complaint to settle with the landing. The end.
     
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  7. Ditch work

    Ditch work Newbie

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    For the record. I really enjoy my time on the boat. The crew/service/boat is top notch. I have no gripe with the fishing operation itself.

    As for the comment that I have other options. my point is actually that once I've bought into 10 days of fishing, I don't.

    I'm curious to hear from people who actually have the package, but all comments appreciated.
     
  8. PCH

    PCH El Nino 2015!!!!!!

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    Damn that sucks. 45 days out, that is not a deal at all.
     
  9. wils

    wils lazy-ass well known "member"

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    Yes. I realize that. But he still needs to call the office/landing about it FIRST instead of "looking the other way" and internet trolling.
     
  10. C-4 Fishing

    C-4 Fishing Well-Known "Member"

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    Contact the owners, Chris or Mark. They are really good guys and discuss the situation with them. They are a top notch operation. I think they are sponsors on here, I could be wrong. Try to PM or contact them. I wouldn't be surprised if they hit u up on this post.
     
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  11. MikeyLikesIt

    MikeyLikesIt did you say F I S H I N G ???

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    there is a reason that alot of the past chartermasters no longer book this boat....


    ....just sayin. :rolleyes:
     
  12. PCH

    PCH El Nino 2015!!!!!!

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    How do u know he didnt?
     
  13. wils

    wils lazy-ass well known "member"

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    crystal ball. That..... and there is no indication in either post by the OP that he did.
     
  14. Ali

    Ali Master of Nothing Admin

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    As said, Get ahold of Chris or Mark.

    They are great dudes and run a great program. They will take care of you.
     
  15. jer dog

    jer dog Fishing is life

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    for Sure they are truly stand up guys
     

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