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Hello WF,

I was wondering if competing against a website that you already sold to someone is ethical to you?

I figure why not conquer an entirely different market.

Thanks guys & gals.
  • Profile picture of the author JOSourcing
    A non-compete contract would have addressed this issue beforehand, but since it doesn't appear to have existed, you're legally and ethically free to compete.
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  • Profile picture of the author thetrafficguy
    Like he said, its usually in the contract as part of the sale. If its a cheap sale (under 5 figures) then it prob wasn't in it or required.

    Especially if its a cheap sale then most aren't going to sell a biz that is making a lot of money only to lock themselves out of the profits.
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  • Profile picture of the author metaarticles
    No, this is very much ethical and legal. There are a lot of companies who do this. The biggest example, I can quote is Amazon.com. Amazon provides a marketplace for all Sellers to sell their stuff, but Amazon is also their competitor for the same products on the site. Overall, all Sellers and Amazon are benefited because there are multiple offers to chose from (for the customers) and it only helps in increasing traffic to their site. This is a win-win situation for everyone.
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