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Old 06-09-2019, 10:39 AM   #1
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Skoolie.com is up for sale

They are a business that builds custom skoolies, and according to NC business listings they are still in business.

I was looking for a skoolie related website to build a wiki on, and came upon the .com (for a couple thousands). Obviously a bit too much for me as .com's normally come in at around $9.99 a year.

Anyone know what's going on with the company or anything about them?
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They are a business that builds custom skoolies, and according to NC business listings they are still in business.

I was looking for a skoolie related website to build a wiki on, and came upon the .com (for a couple thousands). Obviously a bit too much for me as .com's normally come in at around $9.99 a year.

Anyone know what's going on with the company or anything about them?


I didn't renew my webpage on time, and it was bought up by an outfit that buys active, but un-renewed websites, and then offers them back for large sums - sounds to me that's what happened here -l'm a stubborn old SOB and told them to screw themselves and went with another supplier - I lost some of my stuff, saved some - I don't use it much anyway - my kennel face book page keeps me busy with just shy of 5000 followers and still growing - if anyone is interested in what we do here for troubled or last chance dogs, you can find the page at https://www.facebook.com/Spirit-of-t...8877000190851/
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Old 06-09-2019, 11:29 AM   #3
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They are a business that builds custom skoolies, and according to NC business listings they are still in business.

I was looking for a skoolie related website to build a wiki on, and came upon the .com (for a couple thousands). Obviously a bit too much for me as .com's normally come in at around $9.99 a year.

Anyone know what's going on with the company or anything about them?
Rip off artists. They got sued at least once. Look up the reviews.
Edit- got them confused with "skoolie homes" I think .
https://www.yelp.com/biz/skoolie-homes-kingsport-2
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They are a business that builds custom skoolies, and according to NC business listings they are still in business.

I was looking for a skoolie related website to build a wiki on, and came upon the .com (for a couple thousands). Obviously a bit too much for me as .com's normally come in at around $9.99 a year.

Anyone know what's going on with the company or anything about them?

I'm confused. . .their domain is valid through August 2020.

https://whois.icann.org/en/lookup?name=skoolie.com


It's also GoDaddy, so I'd figure it should be about $10.99. . . .
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Old 06-09-2019, 02:24 PM   #5
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The site was listed on Sedo at $2,495.00

https://sedo.com/search/?keyword=sko...om&language=us


You don't necessarily have to wait until a domain expires to sell it, you can put up domains for sale right after you purchase them or at any time during ownership. Upon purchase the domain is transfered to the buyers registrar and the buyer takes control.

Base price for .com is $9.99 unless you're a large business and higher tier, and most reigstrars just add on to that price as markup. However, if you are buying a .com (or other common domain, such as .net or .org) make sure to look up coupon codes, most sites have options every month for the most common domains.


Here is the scam site that wraps electrical lines around propane lines: https://skoolie.homes/portfolio/
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The site was listed on Sedo at $2,495.00

https://sedo.com/search/?keyword=sko...om&language=us


You don't necessarily have to wait until a domain expires to sell it, you can put up domains for sale right after you purchase them or at any time during ownership. Upon purchase the domain is transfered to the buyers registrar and the buyer takes control.

Base price for .com is $9.99 unless you're a large business and higher tier, and most reigstrars just add on to that price as markup. However, if you are buying a .com (or other common domain, such as .net or .org) make sure to look up coupon codes, most sites have options every month for the most common domains.


Here is the scam site that wraps electrical lines around propane lines: https://skoolie.homes/portfolio/
Just saw this bus on here the other day-
https://skoolie.homes/blog/portfolio...the-beach-bus/
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Old 06-09-2019, 03:52 PM   #8
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When I started my powder coating business, Creative Candy Custom Powder coating (CCCP). I tried to get CreativeCandy.com, it is owned, but not in use. I went with a .org for $11 instead of the $4799 the AH who owns .com wants
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At my current job, we wanted "companyname.com" but someone owned it (and didn't use it), so we went with "companynameONLINE.com" instead. We offered a decent sum to the owner of the plain .com, but no dice - it was unused, and I heard the guy was really rude about it, and wanted some huge amount of money.

Fast forward 3 years, and having an actual company, we've got trademarks and copyrights (and in general have enough business presence that the other guy couldn't use it), and we bought it for about half of what we originally offered.
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I had a similar experience.

We went to register a domain for the local port district. We found that someone else had already registered that domain and "parked" it.

We reached out to the individual that had it registered. He asked for $20k. We told him no.

Then he set up an active porn site at that domain.

Then...... He sent many emails to county officials claiming to be a resident of the county and claiming to be offended by the material on a "county" website.

In a county with a total population of about 5000 it was pretty easy to figure out that he doesn't live here and probably never has.
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a domain is worth EXACTLY what someone is willing to pay for it. Sometimes more if that person believes someone else would pay more. Just like anything else in this world. How many times have you seen a converted skoolie listed for $60k or more?
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I had a similar experience.

We went to register a domain for the local port district. We found that someone else had already registered that domain and "parked" it.

We reached out to the individual that had it registered. He asked for $20k. We told him no.

Then he set up an active porn site at that domain.

Then...... He sent many emails to county officials claiming to be a resident of the county and claiming to be offended by the material on a "county" website.

In a county with a total population of about 5000 it was pretty easy to figure out that he doesn't live here and probably never has.
I just checked the registrar and now, 5 years later, he still owns the domain. He didn't get a dime
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I just checked the registrar and now, 5 years later, he still owns the domain. He didn't get a dime
I'm not doing anything naughty, but I own a decent number of websites based on variations for my hometown city/county. I use them for local projects, but after getting a lot of confused emails I just put up basic single pages with some simple city details and no links.

I have a horrible habit of thinking about a website idea, buying the domain, and then doing nothing but just holding onto it (although I do actually put code on it and don't just slap up a BUY THIS FROM ME FOR A MILLION DOLLARS).


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I read that with the Soviet National Anthom running in my head.

Good choice comrade, .coms are tantamount to .net, .org, and other basic domains nowdays with the new tld's appearing.

Theres several hundred domain possibilities now, including but not limited to: .blue, .red, .pink, .online, .site, .website, .pw, .link, .farm, .builder, and .rich. That last one costs several thousands of dollars by default.
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They are a business that builds custom skoolies, and according to NC business listings they are still in business.

I was looking for a skoolie related website to build a wiki on, and came upon the .com (for a couple thousands). Obviously a bit too much for me as .com's normally come in at around $9.99 a year.

Anyone know what's going on with the company or anything about them?
—-//

Skoolie.com is Rachel Davis... I spoke to her about an hr ago, and she didn’t mention anything.

What you saw is a scam. A unrelated company tries to hijack any .com, net, us or anything other address with traffic when they’re about or already has expired. And then tries to sell it back to the real owner for thousands more.

The same thing happened to me about 15 years ago. They wanted to take over my name and then I would have to pay them $10k to get it back. And you can’t do anything about it. These companies go by the traffic on the websites and that’s how they come up with the value.

Once they take over the name they put up a fake site and people thinking they’re at the real one, start clicking and being redirected to other sites, so the company starts making money on each click.

For me it was very upsetting to see a total stranger take over my name (which is not an ordinary one) and put up a fake website and pretend it was me. Thank God, people were smart enough to see, it was indeed, not me.

You should check Go Daddy.com and see what you can get with Skoolie.. Try Skoolie.US.. obviously the US is for United States, but it could also be for “us” as in all of us.. lol!

I’ll send Rachel an email with the info.
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we are not selling

Hi everyone,
We are the owners of SKOOLIE.com and we are still an active business here in North Carolina. We are still in business and have NO plans to go out of business or sell the business (or domain) any time in the near future.

Like Desiree said, we spoke earlier on the phone and via email.
And yes there is a difference between our company and Skoolie_Homes. We are not the same company.

Just wanted to clear all that up and say that we own our domain and will be renewing it!

Thanks everyone
Luke and Rachel Davis

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Rip off artists. They got sued at least once. Look up the reviews.
Edit- got them confused with "skoolie homes" I think .
https://www.yelp.com/biz/skoolie-homes-kingsport-2
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They are a business that builds custom skoolies, and according to NC business listings they are still in business.

I was looking for a skoolie related website to build a wiki on, and came upon the .com (for a couple thousands). Obviously a bit too much for me as .com's normally come in at around $9.99 a year.

Anyone know what's going on with the company or anything about them?
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Hi everyone,
We are the owners of SKOOLIE.com and we are still an active business here in North Carolina. We are still in business and have NO plans to go out of business or sell the business (or domain) any time in the near future.

Like Desiree said, we spoke earlier on the phone and via email.
And yes there is a difference between our company and Skoolie_Homes. We are not the same company.

Just wanted to clear all that up and say that we own our domain and will be renewing it!

Thanks everyone
Luke and Rachel Davis
Seconding this. SKOOLIE.COM and SKOOLIE HOMES are very different companies.

Luke and Rachel from Skoolie.com are absolutely wonderful to work with and Luke is a craftsman through and through.
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Seconding this. SKOOLIE.COM and SKOOLIE HOMES are very different companies.

Luke and Rachel from Skoolie.com are absolutely wonderful to work with and Luke is a craftsman through and through.
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Luke & Rachel are going to do my bus... that’s why I was sooo perplexed when I saw the post.

Can you imagine, after chasing all these yellow metal, and no Luke & Rachel... OMG... let me not even think!
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Luke & Rachel are going to do my bus... that’s why I was sooo perplexed when I saw the post.

Can you imagine, after chasing all these yellow metal, and no Luke & Rachel... OMG... let me not even think!
I'm only going to make this criticism because you're advertising them pretty hard before even owning a bus... But some of the work on their site isn't very impressive.
Look at that one raise roof with all the rippling sheet metal. Or did the owner do the raise themselves and then take it to them?
I wouldn't be showing off a few of those pics on their site.
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I'm only going to make this criticism because you're advertising them pretty hard before even owning a bus... But some of the work on their site isn't very impressive.
Look at that one raise roof with all the rippling sheet metal. Or did the owner do the raise themselves and then take it to them?
I wouldn't be showing off a few of those pics on their site.
—///

I’m not sure which one you’re referencing.

I did see the roof raise of the dark blue bus. The rippling effect you’re referring to, that I don’t see. But I’m looking from an IPhone 8 Plus, not a laptop.
And I do wear glasses. And still, can not see as good as you probably can.

You also have a trained eye for these things. I look at the overall product.

I saw the interior of one of the buses. The one with the ceiling painted in a sea-foam color with the white trim and moldings, did you see that one? Well, from this phone screen, that ceiling looks totally stunning.

Not even the moldings on my brand new house looked that good. Actually, they looked pretty bad compared to the moldings on that bus.

So tell me, if skoolie.com doesn’t have a high ranking score on your construction scale, then, who does?
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I’m not sure which one you’re referencing.

I did see the roof raise of the dark blue bus. The rippling effect you’re referring to, that I don’t see. But I’m looking from an IPhone 8 Plus, not a laptop.
And I do wear glasses. And still, can not see as good as you probably can.

You also have a trained eye for these things. I look at the overall product.

I saw the interior of one of the buses. The one with the ceiling painted in a sea-foam color with the white trim and moldings, did you see that one? Well, from this phone screen, that ceiling looks totally stunning.

Not even the moldings on my brand new house looked that good. Actually, they looked pretty bad compared to the moldings on that bus.

So tell me, if skoolie.com doesn’t have a high ranking score on your construction scale, then, who does?
You can't judge the quality of the work by color selection.
What kind of insulation did they use if any?

I don't support any of the pop-up companies. If I were going to use one it would be Charlie Kern in Denver. TOP NOTCH but like ALL the other companies starting up out of nowhere they charge like hell for their services.

This site isn't a sales platform for any companies and I'm glad.
There have been bus conversion companies around a lot longer than this school bus FAD has been on Instagram and Facebook.
I know school buses are hip but if you're truly homeless TOMORROW then a used school bus is one of THE worst ways of being homeless.
Especially if you're paying a small fortune to tart up a used school bus.

If you were just looking to do this out of a personal passion that's one thing. But you've presented it in the context of being homeless tomorrow and needing somewhere to live. The amount of money you're talking about throwing around is a huge amount to most of us here and I'd think you'd be better served not spending that much just to get your toes wet with a new lifestyle.

I'll leave you alone and please don't think I'm trying to pick on you or anything. I'm telling you the same thing I'd tell my own mother if she were in the situation you've described.
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