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OLX using sneaky tactics to compete with Gumtree

I don’t know if this is illegal, or even if it should be, but I thought this was rather sneaky.

I was being my usual self using Google to do everything for me whilst I lead a general point and click existence, and rather than type in the full url of Gumtree,  I Googled it. I was rather surprised to see this!

OLX versus Gumtree

OLX competing with Gumtree in a slightly sneaky way

 

Maybe my friends in advertising can tell me how widespread this kind of thing is and how ethical it is. I would assume it’s done the world over.

Not cool OLX.

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