no bargain

no bargain

Not a great, beneficial, or worthwhile person or thing. The candidate's election will prove to be no bargain for his party's opponents in congress, many of whom are up for reelection in two years' time. The new house is OK, but it's no bargain compared to our last place.
See also: bargain, no

no bargain

n. not an especially good person or thing. This car gets me to work and back, but it’s no bargain.
See also: bargain, no
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First, when the warrants were written, the parties agreed on their price (as determined by an independent third-party investment banker); thus, there was no bargain element to the warrants' acquisition.
It also is argued valuation of internally generated goodwill is based on "softer" numbers--there is no bargained arm's-length exchange--and is dependent on an ever moving target, the company's current share price.