BOSTON ( TheStreet) -- We're sorry. The home, car, plane ticket and sandwich you wanted are all out of stock. Can we interest you in a gift card?
That's kind of how it went for many consumers this year as prices and loan rates rose, brands and discounted gadgets disappeared, airlines played hardball and restaurants just toyed with their emotions. With some products gone completely, others never to be found new again and still others facing steep markups or obsolescence next year, here are 10 items consumers should have bought when they had a chance:
This former military mainstay was supposed to handle anything that was thrown at it, but couldn't manage 20 years in the American auto market. Somewhere, a Jeep driver is laughing.
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