Bargain Basement

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Bargain Basement

1. A company that sells very cheap and often low quality items.

2. An informal term describing the prices at a bargain basement.
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Not-quite perfect products offered at bargain-basement prices; regular merchandise also available.
Sound quality on these 1930 to 1949 recordings in Naxos' bargain-basement British Light Music series is more than acceptable, some tinny percussion resonances and the odd oboe whimper aside, and the selection ends with a masterpiece in any genre, the Orchestral Phantasy The Three Bears.
The Detroit Regional, Chamber has teamed up with two of the world's leading technology companies--Microsoft and Verio--to provide Chamber members with top-notch technology products and services at bargain-basement prices.
Effectively, it meant that Adolph Zukor, who was the chairman of Famous Players-Lasky, drove the Allens out of business and through FPCC, he bought all their theatres at a bargain-basement price.
PARRY SOUND - At the bargain-basement price of just one dollar, one would think that 10 acres of prime waterfront property on Georgian Bay, in the heart of this community, would have been snapped up when it first went on the market almost 10 years ago.
The aftershocks, which rippled through SoHo as wave after wave of artists armed themselves with the easy-to-use, bargain-basement camera, are still being felt today.
The American business community seems to be recognizing that people who wear corduroy also think corduroy, and those who have bargain-basement wardrobes also tend to have bargain basement intellects.
Many people buy a bargain-basement PC because they don't take into account the processing power they'll need for some of their common tasks, For instance, if you're a heavy-duty garner or plan to videoconference via your PC, you should look at chips with speeds of around 450 MHz.
The first shoe dropped last October, when SAPPI announced it had a buyer in the Seattle-based Plum Creek Timber Company, which was paying a bargain-basement $180 million.
But Park Avenue South's bargain-basement days are over, and rents and reaching parity with core Midtown rates, according to executives from SageGroupAssociates (SGA), a full-service commercial brokerage and real estate consulting firm.
As the evening wears on, and the sweat gathers in greater profusion, off come the bargain-basement shirts and jeans.
Thousands of young black men are serving long prison sentences for selling cocaine--a drug that was virtually unobtainable in black neighborhoods before members of the CIA's army brought it into South-Central in the 1980s at bargain-basement prices.