Retraction

Discussion in 'Hawaiian Fishing Reports Forum' started by Belchmaster, Feb 16, 2010.

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  1. Belchmaster

    Belchmaster Newbie

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    I just spoke with Doug the owner of "Start Me Up".
    He and I have agreed to settle our differences.
    He and I spoke for about an hour and he addressed all my concerns.
    I regret that this discussion took place in this forum but I felt I had been deliberately ripped off and didn't know the best way to go about doing this... in fact the only positive thing I can see about doing it in this fashion was the way we all have been able to see how Doug responded to this.
    He absolutely proved to me through our hour-long telephone discussion that he really does care about his clients and he is in no way attempting to rip anyone off. Most owners never would have given a hoot, much less given their phone number and asked the person to call them.
    Through our conversation I was able to glean that Doug is a man of honesty and integrity and he cares deeply about providing a good, high quality product.
    No one can provide a good product without relying on other people to make it happen. Sometimes other people let you down.
    Doug has assured me that he has done and will continue to do what is needed to continually improve his product to give the best experience he can for everyone who boards one of his boats to go fishing.
    I go to Hawaii once a year to go fishing and I can say now - after having talked to Doug - that I will almost certainly use them in the future.
    I apologize to all of you for doing this on-line - it was a knee-jerk bone-headed way to do it.
     
  2. Hooops

    Hooops I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Perfect - now go back to just reading posts and not making a fool of yourself.
     
  3. ConSeaMate

    ConSeaMate Legend in my own mind

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    :gaygroup:..............
     
  4. Startmeup

    Startmeup Official Sponsor of Bloodydecks Advertiser

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    Thank you Nick.Nick and I talked and resolved our problem.Thanks for taking the time to post this.Hope to see you in person next time you are in Maui!Thanks Doug
     
  5. IglooMan

    IglooMan Newbie

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    Sounds like good customer service from Start Me Up! And good on you Nick for posting the retraction.
     
  6. Double Z

    Double Z Newbie

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    OK, but, what about not getting the right boat and getting treated like you were. Did that go away?

    I have to admit that some of it did not concern me but reading between the lines still causes concern.
     
  7. BloodyL

    BloodyL Throwing everything I got

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    :gaygroup:

    YEA group hug time
     
  8. da reel man

    da reel man Newbie

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    start me up must have alot of pull. why was the original thread removed? we cant erease our own posts, we need to say why we are editing posts. w.t.f kinda shit is this? looks like its time too create our own web page for hawaii fishermen.
     
  9. Addicted2fishin

    Addicted2fishin where's da fish

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    Not to be mean.. but didn't you say the original captain and original "other captain" were jerks. They're not from here, no Aloha whatsoever. Gives local captains a bad name too. Doug.. from a local captain to you.. please have a talk with them. I would hate to run into another one of "them" like I do here in Kona.
     
  10. Double Z

    Double Z Newbie

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    Yes.

    Don't want to comment.

    Yes you can.

    .

    I'm sure there are boards for you HI guys. I'm glad this info is here for the rest of us and agree the original post could have been used for this.
     
  11. Tues

    Tues Not my job...

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    Later brah...

     
  12. jagerhunchback

    jagerhunchback MCLMM

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    Good job on the apology, a business owner can't fix what he doesn't know about. Don't feel bad tho I burned a guy to the ground on this website a few years back but made sure I was in the right. Now we can all be friends again yay!!!!
     
  13. WhItEoUt 23

    WhItEoUt 23 Newbie

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    Its Great things were able to get worked out for both of you guys one being the customer and the other the provider, but why was their a need to close his orignal post so fast?
     
  14. Surfdoc

    Surfdoc The finger in the Dyke!

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    Happy ending.
     
  15. Ali

    Ali Master of Nothing Admin

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    Glad it was solved in an amicable manner.

    Doug has spoken to all involved parties including his crew.

    This is how business SHOULD be handled.

    We did move the other post as it was slanderous and we don't want the search engines spreading this kind of info about a good operation.

    And be clear, Start Me Up does have pull around here. They take good care of us and we do the same. When we need a trip for any charity, they are there.

    If the post was completely accurate, it would stay up.
     
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