For those non gamer-geeks, No Man's Sky was an incredibly hyped video game that promised wondrous and magical things... and then sucked. It failed to deliver on anything it promised. It wasn't well liked. Overall fail-whale. That got one Reddit user thinking, this can't be the only example of a massive corporate or marketing failure, so they asked:
Now that we're done marveling at the fantastic feats of failure, we decided to share some with you. Be encouraged! A lot of these failures came from companies you know and love, so it just goes to show one bad idea or mistake doesn't have to sink you. Some of these entries are edited for clarity or combine responses from more than one person - because sometimes you can't fit all the suckage into just one comment.
NeverWet, a hydrophobic spray that was never as practical as the promotional material made it out to be.
I used neverwet on my working boots because I always had wet feets. So I buy neverwet and apply a ton of the two layers. Let em dry and apply another.
After a few hours I go back to my boots, and they turned blue. But not dark blue, it was an ugly pale blue that made me look like an idiot.
I was extremely embarrassed to go to work with blue boots.
After a week, my boots stopped being waterproof and they kept a light blue tint to this day.
Would never buy it again.
Pet store tried to run a "valet" service for doggy day camp- drive up to the curb and someone will come pick your dog up and bring them inside.
No one wanted to sit in their car to fill out the paperwork, no one trusted the employees enough to safely get their dog out of the car without having them run off into the parking lot and get hit by a car, and we didn't have enough employees to run back and forth anyway.
My store hid all of the promotional material for it, and the only time anyone asked about it was to make sure it wasn't mandatory and they could still walk their dog in themselves. Pretty sure the whole idea was just scrapped.