Jewel or Jalopy helps car enthusiasts earn money while taking the stress out of buying a car online
10/31/2012

Jewel or Jalopy, (http://www.jewelorjalopy.com) a new online service, matches car buyers with a local, knowledgeable car enthusiast who can serve as a “wing man” during the initial car inspection.

Online PR News – 31-October-2012 – Portland, Oregon – Classic car buyers know that they need to jump on a rare find or a good deal. But often once they have found a great car for sale online, they ask themselves, “How can I find someone to check it out for me?”

Jewel or Jalopy, (http://www.jewelorjalopy.com) a new online service, matches car buyers with a local, knowledgeable car enthusiast who can serve as a “wing man” during the initial car inspection. If a buyer finds a car for sale in another state, they can search for a car enthusiast that lives near the car to check it out for them. If the car is for sale locally, a buyer might need an extra set of eyes and a neutral, knowledgeable voice to help with the transaction.

Car enthusiasts can now earn money from their car expertise and help a car buyer avoid a costly mistake.

MEETING A NEED IN THE CLASSIC CAR COMMUNITY

Jewel or Jalopy was started when Ian and Kim Lomax of Portland, Oregon found a car located in the San Francisco area that they were interested in buying. “We couldn't find anyone to check out the car and confirm that the car was actually as nice as it looked in the online ad,” Ian Lomax said. “And I know from having bought many cars that online ads can easily hide issues like rust, leaks, and mechanical problems.”

They came up with the idea for Jewel or Jalopy after realizing that car buyers were experiencing the same issue while trying to verify an online ad and thought that the car enthusiast community could help.

“We hope that Jewel or Jalopy will make buying a car online less stressful for people,” said Kim Lomax. “Having someone with experience owning and maintaining the type of car that you're looking for can save car buyers a lot of trouble and make sure that everyone goes home happy.”

HERE’S HOW JEWEL OR JALOPY WORKS

Car enthusiasts create an online inspector profile that highlights their car experience and knowledge. Car buyers then search inspector profiles in the region where the car is located, post an inspection request, and contact inspectors who can verify that the car is what it seems before they buy.

Car enthusiasts and car buyers agree independently on a price for the first-pass inspection.

It is free for car enthusiasts to create an inspector profile while car buyers pay a small fee to access the national list of inspectors.

SIGN UP NOW – START EARNING MONEY FROM YOUR CAR KNOWLEDGE!

Learn more by visiting http://www.jewelorjalopy.com