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bargain-basement

1. Sold at a low or reduced price; very inexpensive. The term comes from a section of a department store, usually at the ground or basement level, where inexpensive items or those at reduced prices are sold. George paid nearly $500 for his designer suit, but I think my bargain-basement suit looks just as nice.
2. Of very poor or inferior quality; having very little or no value. You can tell that these are bargain-basement toys: they all broke after an hour of the kids playing with them.
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Travellers must book at least 30 days in advance t o get the bargain basement fares.
Their premises - many of them bought for bargain basement prices in the early '90s - are now worth a fortune if they could dump their residents and sell up .
THE owners of troubled chain store What Everyone Wants yesterday launched a return to its bargain basement roots after a slump in profits.
Subleases in today's marketplace are different from other previous markets, in that they are not one or two-year bargain basement priced, beat-up old spaces.
However, many clubs do a great job at choosing which stocks to buy," she says, "but they will overreact to rumors or stock fluctuations and sell a stock [sometimes at bargain basement prices] when they should hold on to it.
Fire Chief Tony McCarthy, chairman of the country's chief fire officers' association, revealed that budget cutbacks have forced his members into bargain basement shopping for old appliances.
All of which makes the pounds 120,000 for the new Bentley Flying Spur look positively bargain basement.
I sincerely hope Benitez will be able to land a new defender with the reputation of Ayala and be able to avoid the bargain basement.
This would have benefited the whole population not just a handful of Margaret Thatcher's crony billionaire American friends, who got it at bargain basement prices in return for their so-called know-how.
Established British brands such as Cadbury, T-Mobile, P&O and Scottish Power have been bought out by foreign companies able to outbid their British counterparts in these bargain basement buyouts," he said.
It's not bargain basement but will brighten up a special room.
Nearly 15% support the "Swedish solution", which also involves paying bargain basement prices for loans.
Upscale North Naples Hair & Nail Boutique at a bargain basement price with INCREASING REVENUES
He has already been linked with Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City in a cut-price pounds 6m deal and it may well be that Newcastle will be forced to let him go at that bargain basement price rather than lose him for nothing.