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.
When it comes to virus protection (hackers can send viruses to you), you should avoid bargain-basement products.
Local institutions are acquiring assets at bargain-basement prices.
CASH compensation of up to pounds 415for delayed or stranded air passengers was due to be approved today, despite warnings from budget airlines that the move could mean an end to bargain-basement fares.
The bargain-basement prices of crack and heroin in Vancouver are the direct result of the port city's location at the intersection of the Asian and Colombian drug-smuggling routes.
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.
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.
Desperate to sell, they had to accept bargain-basement prices.
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.