Not Ready for Prime Time
Most companies want nothing more than to drum up demand. Special promotions and flashy launches are one way to create buzz, even if the product ends up flopping. Other times, these things need no special marketing, selling like crazy on their own. Either way, it's a dream — until high demand backfires, leaving throngs of disgruntled customers. From Cabbage Patch Dolls to Pelotons, here are several times companies overpromised and underdelivered — including Taco Bell running out of a recently resurrected favorite in less than two weeks.
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