bargain-bin

bargain-bin

1. adjective Sold at an extremely low or reduced price; very inexpensive. The term comes from a bin or some other container in a store or shop where very inexpensive items or those at greatly reduced prices are sold. I found these great bargain-bin sneakers on the clearance rack at the shoe store.
2. adjective Of very poor or inferior quality; having very little or no value. It's no wonder your bargain-bin phone has stopped working. If you want a phone that lasts, you have to pay the price for it.
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Floyer crafted the epic piece a decade ago, but it was recently bought by the Tare Modern for the bargain-bin sum of 30,000 [pounds sterling].