Ray you're a genius. Using the $_Get worked to sort it down on the details page. Of course it also helps when I test using a product that I have assigned an ItemOptionsID to. I also applied a ShowIf region to hide if the options recordset is empty so I only get options displayed now if the item has options assigned to it. Works pretty slick.
Now I'll go back to working on my original reason for posting and hopefully I can sort out the options within eCart without to much trouble. Does anyone know if the archived technotes "eCart Calculations, Discount and Charge Rules" is still valid for the current version of eCart? I only ask because it is under the "Archived Documentation" section which hints to me it may be outdated.