• The TUGBBS forums are completely free and open to the public and exist as the absolute best place for owners to get help and advice about their timeshares for more than 30 years!

    Join Tens of Thousands of other Owners just like you here to get any and all Timeshare questions answered 24 hours a day!
  • TUG started 30 years ago in October 1993 as a group of regular Timeshare owners just like you!

    Read about our 30th anniversary: Happy 30th Birthday TUG!
  • TUG has a YouTube Channel to produce weekly short informative videos on popular Timeshare topics!

    Free memberships for every 50 subscribers!

    Visit TUG on Youtube!
  • TUG has now saved timeshare owners more than $21,000,000 dollars just by finding us in time to rescind a new Timeshare purchase! A truly incredible milestone!

    Read more here: TUG saves owners more than $21 Million dollars
  • Sign up to get the TUG Newsletter for free!

    60,000+ subscribing owners! A weekly recap of the best Timeshare resort reviews and the most popular topics discussed by owners!
  • Our official "end my sales presentation early" T-shirts are available again! Also come with the option for a free membership extension with purchase to offset the cost!

    All T-shirt options here!
  • A few of the most common links here on the forums for newbies and guests!

Top 9 Brand Blunders of All Time

BJRSanDiego

TUG Review Crew: Expert
TUG Member
Joined
Jan 8, 2012
Messages
3,504
Reaction score
1,982
Points
398
Location
San Diego
Resorts Owned
Sands of Kahana, Desert Springs I, DSV2, Shadow Ridge Enclaves Dlx
Chevy Nova - another poor name

The Chevy Nova didn't sell very well in Mexico or spanish speaking countries.

No Va translates effectively as "No Go".
 

siesta

TUG Member
Joined
Aug 12, 2010
Messages
3,515
Reaction score
57
Points
283
I'm sure we all remember "New Coke", well it didnt go over very well and after backlash they changed back to old formula and to ensure customers it was the "old coke" they put Cocacola Classic. Lesson: if it aint broke dont fix it!
 

chalee94

TUG Member
Joined
Jan 3, 2009
Messages
1,049
Reaction score
151
Points
423
Location
NC
i was hoping the article was about the top 9 blunders of all time.

i wanted to know what came after "going up against a sicilian when death is on the line..."

The Chevy Nova didn't sell very well in Mexico or spanish speaking countries.

No Va translates effectively as "No Go".

i'm afraid snopes says you're a sucker for made-up stuff. ;)
 

AwayWeGo

TUG Review Crew: Expert
TUG Member
Joined
Jun 6, 2005
Messages
15,759
Reaction score
1,686
Points
699
Location
McLean (Fairfax County), Virginia, USA.
Resorts Owned
Grandview At Las Vegas

[triennial - points]
Chevy II.

Chevy Nova didn't sell very well in Mexico or spanish speaking countries.
I liked Chevy Nova better when that model was marketed as Chevy II.

Then again, I'm not Mexican or Spanish-speaking. (Nobody's perfect.)

25760391-041-1963-CHEVY-II-NOVA-FOR-TRADE.jpg

-- hotlinked --

-- Alan Cole, McLean (Fairfax County), Virginia, USA.​
 

AwayWeGo

TUG Review Crew: Expert
TUG Member
Joined
Jun 6, 2005
Messages
15,759
Reaction score
1,686
Points
699
Location
McLean (Fairfax County), Virginia, USA.
Resorts Owned
Grandview At Las Vegas

[triennial - points]
Snopes, Shmopes.

i'm afraid snopes says you're a sucker for made-up stuff.
Who fact-checks the fact checkers ?

-- Alan Cole, McLean (Fairfax County), Virginia, USA.​
 

artringwald

TUG Review Crew
TUG Member
Joined
Apr 22, 2011
Messages
4,794
Reaction score
3,783
Points
448
Location
Oakdale, MN
Resorts Owned
HVC: The Point at Poipu, 3 deeded weeks, 1 of which is in The Club.
You thought it was the top 9 blunders? Inconceivable! :D

i was hoping the article was about the top 9 blunders of all time.

i wanted to know what came after "going up against a sicilian when death is on the line..."



i'm afraid snopes says you're a sucker for made-up stuff. ;)
 

sfwilshire

TUG Review Crew: Expert
TUG Member
Joined
Jun 7, 2005
Messages
4,146
Reaction score
250
Points
448
Location
Clinton TN
Resorts Owned
Tristram's Landing, Tree Tops Gatlinburg, Mystic Dunes, Sheraton Vistana Spas & Fountains
I'm sure we all remember "New Coke", well it didnt go over very well and after backlash they changed back to old formula and to ensure customers it was the "old coke" they put Cocacola Classic. Lesson: if it aint broke dont fix it!

I was going to say that I was surprised this wasn't on the list. I was one of the folks that stockpiled the original Coke and was very happy when they changed back. Unfortunately, my doctor forced me to switch to Diet Coke not too long afterwards. Real Coke tastes very strange after a few years of the diet stuff.

Sheila
 
Top