10 of the worst product flops ever

These ideas looked good on paper, but headed to the product graveyard after consumers passed.

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Jun 24, 2013 12:48PM
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Is it just me or has MSN been recycling more and more content?  "The 10 Worst..."  was touted (again) a few months ago.  It must be very hard to fill space with truly news worthy stories as evidenced by the daily servings of rehashed  and trivial junk that daily floods MSN.
Mar 22, 2014 10:26AM
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I put together a list of some of the Biggest Product Failures I have encountered. Did you know Bic made underwear and Colgate made ready meals? And don't get me started on Apple Maps... http://michaelaldridge.com/product-failures/
May 1, 2013 12:56PM
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I still miss the Arch Deluxe.  It was tasty and actually had a kick that set it apart from all the other bland burgers.  Does anyone else miss it?  If I could get the recipe exactly as McDonalds did it, I'd make them at home.
Jun 24, 2013 1:04PM
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New Coke failed as a product but resulted in a ton of marketing attention. That of course put the brand right in the spotlight. A successful failure might be a good way to capture the whole debacle.

Coke is great when mixed with the right stuff. But if I'm drinking soda for the pleasure of a cola, I'll take Pepsi over coke any day!!!!

Jun 24, 2013 2:18PM
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Celery flavored Jello, no: Dr. Brown's Cel-Ray I'd definitely recommend, at least for washing down kosher-style deli. Sort of a near-beer without fermenting, as far as I know.   The one thing going against it these days is that like the rest of the Dr. Brown's line, it's a gourmet beverage going for a  gourmet price. Other than that, don't knock it 'til you try it.

 

As for more football action during the year, I think players not making the cut in the N.F.L. have found their element in Arena Football, based on what little I've seen so far. After nearly dying in Philly (after a championship, I think),  the Soul have a following and are covered in local sports.

May 1, 2013 2:40PM
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remember the "walkman"  .... the stupid thing never moved a muscle!!
Jun 24, 2013 5:42PM
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Webvan burned through $375 million in one year?????  Sounds like an Obama solar company.  A whole bunch of people got  rich at the expense of investors and taxpayers.
Jun 24, 2013 2:52PM
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And soon to be added to the list, the Ouya.
May 1, 2013 8:00AM
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i still miss Vincent Kennedy MacMahon's XFL(libertarian football league), which died due to his hiring fired and defected NFL players and the fact the media mocked it(extremely fraudulent league?!) and furthermore saturday night live complained about the premier show ruining their live broadcast making s'n'l excessively late. i knew the smokeless cigarette would fail, but the future brought us the E(lectronic) cigarette, which i cannot smoke. olean gave me the running beef. new coke was a sick prank, just like  clear pepsi(not listed), which looked like spit. but the one product which got wiped-out was the HD-DVD, GTH BLU RAY!!!, you demon of digital technology!!!! i hate the blu ray dvd combo market, which has proven to be a dvd format snobs paradise and i won't own a blu ray player until standard dvd goes 100% extinct worldwide!!!! when i do buy blu ray/dvd combo's i keep the dvd, but convert the blu ray disc into a coaster for my drinks(paint the bottom of the disc with black marker), so there!!

 

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