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Keys Trip Info

Nov 20, 2012 by windsurfdog

Greetings all. My apologies if you have received this email multiple times...didn't want to risk anyone missing the details. Please forward to anyone you may think will be interested. The Keys Trip is scheduled Feb 7-17, 2013. Negotiations for this year's trip has been a nightmare. The person I've had to negotiate with, Steve, is located in Saratoga, NY and is not the person who can make a decision which means he has to go talk to his supervisor(s) and so we are entirely isolated from the decision makers...not a good thing. And negotiating with Steve has been nothing but a moving target...not a very good experience at all. I've stated over and over to him the facts surrounding our history with our Fiesta Key trip but none of that seems to have any effect. So here are the details as I think they are at this time: The sites with electricity and water where we stayed in the past are $63 per night including tax. They are willing to give us a 10% discount off of that. The only thing I was able to negotiate was getting them to let us have 2 tents per site. So if you are a single camper, you would be allowed to share a site with another single camper without having to share a tent. The tent sites without electricity but with water are around $50/night. If you want one of those, you can call and see if they will give you any other kind of discount...probably get the 10% like above I guess. (Remember, my talks with Steve have been all over the place.) Sorry I don't know more about these. ***************************Now, here is the real important part*********************************** This Friday, for one day only, they are offering a Black Friday 40% off price which brings the elec/water sites down to $45.72 per night including tax. This certainly looks like the best deal. Make sure to call Friday if you want this deal...and make sure to be prepared to pay for the full stay when you book (see below). ***************************Make note of this******************************************************** All reservations will require FULL payment at reservation time. All moneys collected would not be refundable but could be applied to another stay @ Fiesta Key minus a $50 cancellation fee. They also have some kind of insurance that would get your money back if you cancelled before 2 nights before your scheduled stay. Talk to Steve if you want to do this. Steve's number is 866.617.8464. Everyone will have to call in their own reservations. I'm so sorry nothing better could be worked out. Remail all if you have any questions so that everyone will share info. I'll try to call any who are not on this list...please do the same--Perry



Replies:

Date: 11/28/2012
From: Mark Voigt

Sounds like new Key's trip theme or revision to old theme.
Date: 11/28/2012
From: windsurfdog

Definitely a moving target. They will probably lose this group next year since the prices are now at a point that other venues will be comparably priced...and this is after about 17 years of history...shame... On the brighter side, it may be nice to explore other windsurfing venues for a week! Certainly this trip is and always has been about our group and how much fun we have together, not about Fiesta Key. Fiesta Key just made it more affordable for many years. It will definitely be their loss because the party will certainly go on!
Date: 11/28/2012
From: joe quimby

Interesting....just called Steve....for 4 nights (any 4 during the 11-day window,) cost would be $246.72 for a site w/water & electric (includes all taxes/fees.) [$61.68 per night] Also confirmed that u can have 2 tents per site (didn't ask about campers, etc.???) Steve said that included "a 25% discount, which runs out this Friday, Nov 30th." Price goes up as of Saturday, Dec 1st! (he didn't specify how much.) Did "verify" Perry's statement that, "No, you can't reserve an individual site. That can be done once you arrive, if it's available." Good luck & let us know how the trip turns out. Joe
Date: 11/28/2012
From: joe quimby

Called Fiesta Key today....sorry, any "leftover" $ are NOT transferable to anyone else (i.e., if u have to pay for 11 days & only use 4, YOU are on the hook for the other 7.) Spoke w/someone named Kelly, who did mention they've had lots of complaints about their "new" policies, but "they came from Corporate." Wonder if everyone could make individual reservations for the particular dates they want? Probably wouldn't get the "15-25%" off. As an aside, I asked her if I could reserve the same tent site we've had for the past 2 years, & she said, "Sure, if it's available!" Joe
Date: 11/27/2012
From: joe quimby

Well, I don't know how I'll survive either (unless we win the PowerBall Wed!) Really enjoyed our games over the past years! Who knows, we could change our mind, depending upon Wanda's employment situation! Think with our tent, our only site "co-tentant" would be "little Hugh!" You know (we've discussed it) that they want to get rid of the tent sites & put in RV slots....more $. Will let u know re: Fiesta Key $ from last year....doubt it'll happen. Joe
Date: 11/27/2012
From: windsurfdog

Sorry you won't be going Joe/Wanda. I don't know how I'll make it without our annual backgammon competition much less the hearts fun...
Date: 11/27/2012
From: joe quimby

Sorry, Perry, we won't be attending....too much $ & too much hassle. First one I'll miss since 1996! I still have a credit from last year....will call & see if I can xfer those $ to someone else...will let u know. Joe & Wanda
Date: 11/25/2012
From: Mark Voigt

Spoke to Steve (was able to understand his diction perfectly) and made our reservations. See you on the slopes...I mean island.
Date: 11/24/2012
From: Dan Burch

Steve sucks but what do ya expect from them northern agression guyz( sorry Merck) We will have a large time anywho and cant wait to be thar!
Date: 11/23/2012
From: windsurfdog

OK...my blood pressure is out the roof... The deal today...the one day only Black Friday deal that Steve offered last Monday is now not 40% off for a total of $45.72 per night but now has changed to a 25% off deal for $51.99 per night. I'm so very sorry for all of this but this guy Steve obviously cannot be trusted. He got my $519.92 for 10 night's stay but then could not guarantee which site. I was so upset during the call that I forgot to reserve a site number. When I called back within a minute, he wouldn't take my call (the person who answered said he was on another call...maybe so) and she said that their policy is to not give out site numbers for reservations. So there you go. This is a nightmare. I certainly hope the nightmare goes no further than this--P
Date: 11/23/2012
From: windsurfdog

Ok guys...I just called to make my reservation with Steve...he won't be in until 10 a.m. this morning so don't try to call before then. And I was told that he was the only person available to make these reservations so we will all have to wait until then. The map of the campground is hard to find...here is the url: http://www.morganrvresorts.com/omkara/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&layout=item&id=24&Itemid=171 --P
Date: 11/20/2012
From: windsurfdog

LOL...I guess I'll never figure out this formatting stuff...sorry...
Date: 11/20/2012
From: windsurfdog

Sorry for the formatting of the message above...not the way it looked in the message editor...here is how it should look: Greetings all. My apologies if you have received this email multiple times...didn't want to risk anyone missing the details. Please forward to anyone you may think will be interested. The Keys Trip is scheduled Feb 7-17, 2013. Negotiations for this year's trip has been a nightmare. The person I've had to negotiate with, Steve, is located in Saratoga, NY and is not the person who can make a decision which means he has to go talk to his supervisor(s) and so we are entirely isolated from the decision makers...not a good thing. And negotiating with Steve has been nothing but a moving target...not a very good experience at all. I've stated over and over to him the facts surrounding our history with our Fiesta Key trip but none of that seems to have any effect. So here are the details as I think they are at this time: The sites with electricity and water where we stayed in the past are $63 per night including tax. They are willing to give us a 10% discount off of that. The only thing I was able to negotiate was getting them to let us have 2 tents per site. So if you are a single camper, you would be allowed to share a site with another single camper without having to share a tent. The tent sites without electricity but with water are around $50/night. If you want one of those, you can call and see if they will give you any other kind of discount...probably get the 10% like above I guess. (Remember, my talks with Steve have been all over the place.) Sorry I don't know more about these. ***************************Now, here is the real important part*********************************** This Friday, for one day only, they are offering a Black Friday 40% off price which brings the elec/water sites down to $45.72 per night including tax. This certainly looks like the best deal. Make sure to call Friday if you want this deal...and make sure to be prepared to pay for the full stay when you book (see below). ***************************Make note of this******************************************************** All reservations will require FULL payment at reservation time. All moneys collected would not be refundable but could be applied to another stay @ Fiesta Key minus a $50 cancellation fee. They also have some kind of insurance that would get your money back if you cancelled before 2 nights before your scheduled stay. Talk to Steve if you want to do this. Steve's number is 866.617.8464. Everyone will have to call in their own reservations. I'm so sorry nothing better could be worked out. Remail all if you have any questions so that everyone will share info. I'll try to call any who are not on this list...please do the same--Perry



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