12 things you shouldn't buy in 2010

Who among us doesn't own a closet full of toys, tools, clothes and electronics that we just had to have, only to find after we made the purchase that we'd pretty much wasted our money? Don't place too much of the blame on yourself: the advertising world devotes itself 24/7 to enticing you to open your wallet.

To counter the false enthusiasm of advertising, we looked into our crystal ball at the purchasing trends for 2010 and identified a dirty dozen products and services, some highly hyped, that we believe you would be better off not buying. Here's our list: