5 worst product flops of all time

Giant companies, from Ford to Pepsi, can afford to take expensive risks in the quest for a new hit product. But the bigger the investment, the bigger the bust when it fails.

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Mar 4, 2014 8:55PM
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Seriously?  Where is "New Coke" on this list?  Crystal Pepsi was not a major change on the core product of Pepsi.  Come on....
Mar 5, 2014 6:19AM
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What about Solyndra?  Half a billion taxpayer dollars and bankruptcy 2 months later.  Did they even make products?  I'd call that a mega flop.
Mar 5, 2014 12:06PM
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If you owned an Edsel today...I don't think you would consider it a flop...
Mar 5, 2014 9:12AM
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They forgot to add MSN news writers. There, fixed that for ya.
Mar 4, 2014 9:15PM
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What about the Product Made By Dumb American Voters........................President OBAMA.
Mar 5, 2014 9:32AM
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Coke isn't on the list because it is an MSN advertiser. There's also no mention of the president endorsed solar panel debacle because that would remind people of the billions wasted except for the company execs, of course, who paid themselves millions. Wonder how much of it came back in election donation
Mar 5, 2014 4:37AM
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Call me crazy, but I actually liked Crystal Pepsi.
Mar 5, 2014 1:40PM
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Lerner Takes the 5th

The foocking Batch should be fired and her pension taken away.

Your 5th Amendment rights do not include the right to refuse to answer questions put to you by your employers (congress/citizens). You can not refuse to answer our questions and expect to keep your job. If you do not answer our questions you should be fired with no benefits, no severance and no pension. Everything in your workspace should be confiscated until an investigation can be completed. Your choice, answer the questions or exercise your right and be fired.

Mar 5, 2014 8:14PM
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And introducing the Mother of All Flops ......... Obama Care !
Mar 5, 2014 3:09PM
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5 years of democrat occupation of the USA: 51 million people on food stamps, 92 million people out of the workforce, poverty at a 50 year high, salaries at a 20 year low. Never vote for anti-American socialist democrat filth Ever.

Mar 5, 2014 1:51AM
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I agree with Jim. I figured New Coke would be No. 1
Mar 4, 2014 8:54PM
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"Also hurting Crystal Pepsi's popularity: To many consumers it tasted just like original Pepsi."


Who proofs this sh**?  More importantly, who WRITES IT?

Mar 5, 2014 10:46AM
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Does anybody remember the Lay Potato Chip was forced to go back to their original Cooking Oil. When they went back they Labeled their bags Lays Classic which is still on the bag to this day. Some things just shouldn't be messed with. 
Mar 5, 2014 1:01PM
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Crystal Pepsi - Caffeine free and tasted like original Pepsi.  

That was what made it great.  If I drink a caffeinated drink late in the day, I won't sleep all night.  I liked being able to watch a show, have a bag of popcorn, drink something that tasted like Pepsi and not have to worry about sleeping that night.  
Mar 5, 2014 5:00PM
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Even more recent than any of these products listed is the "3-D" T.V.
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The progressive movement. Biggest accomplishments to date, 55 million abortions, Osamacare, foreign energy dependency, 3rd world education system, open borders, boy/girl  scout military, transgender bathrooms, legalized dope(not fo chilins, lol)  and free phones
Mar 4, 2014 8:32PM
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I sure recall the huge introduction of the Edsel when I was 15 and two yrs. later it was kaput.  Contrary to those who hated the late Robert S. McNamara who was JFKs Sec. of Defense and later under LBJ, McNamara did not run the Edsel program...it was the Ford Falcon.  The Edsel became an "Oldsmobile sucking on a lemon..." with that grill.  Ford lost over $250 million in 1955 dollars? 
Mar 5, 2014 3:11PM
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Democrat lies caused 5 million healthcare policies to be canceled Then they brag they signed up 4 million parasites on Ofailurecare Democrats are not bright people Never vote for anti-American democrats Ever

Mar 8, 2014 8:01PM
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JUST UPDATED LIST OF 5 WORST PRODUCT FLOPS OF ALL TIME:

 

NUMBER: 5

Product: “OBAMACARE”

Company: United States Government
Year released: 2013
Public Reaction: NIGHTMARE!

 

NUMBER: 4

Product: “OBAMACARE”

Company: United States Government
Year released: 2013
Public Reaction: NIGHTMARE!

 

NUMBER: 3

Product: “OBAMACARE”

Company: United States Government
Year released: 2013
Public Reaction: NIGHTMARE!

 

NUMBER: 2

Product: “OBAMACARE”

Company: United States Government
Year released: 2013
Public Reaction: COMPLETE NIGHTMARE!

 

NUMBER: 1

Product: “OBAMACARE”

Company: United States Government
Year released: 2013
Public Reaction: VERIFIED/CERTIFIED OBAMA CUASED NIGHTMARE!

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