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bargain basement

sale of old stock at highly discounted prices. [Pop. Culture: Misc.]
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General secretary Frances O'Grady said: "If we don't put strong protections for working people at the heart of our deal with the EU, Britain could become a bargain-basement economy - and this will worry the EU too, as it could drive damaging competition that increases inequality.
A SERIES of supply and economic factors have combined to make it boom time for bargain-basement buyers of used cars.
This time of year, the foundry brings out all its slightly less-than-perfect items, which it sells at bargain-basement prices in its back room on Saturdays throughout the holiday season.
When I asked how he expected Napa vintners to react to his bargain-basement Napa wines, Franzia said, "Bronco is reacting to the realities of the marketplace and is interested in purchasing more wine inventory if any Napa producer has wine to sell." From the looks of 2006 harvest projections, Franzia might end up with more than he can handle.
for an injunction against one of several Japanese companies to prevent the sales at bargain-basement prices of DVD versions of classic movies such as "Roman Holiday." Paramount of the U.S.
Thanks to the bargain-basement prices of the editing software, cameras and broadcast technology, and the ubiquity of powerful computers in the classrooms, creating cutting-edge video content is easier than ever.
capable of carrying helicopters." Bearing in mind the past bargain-basement shopping habits of the Canadian government (remember the used British subs?), our sailors are not setting their sights too high.
But here in Britain we're basking in bargain-basement used-car sunshine.
Folks can get a hip resurfacing for only $5,000 and a cardiac bypass for the bargain-basement price of $6,000.
Such is the current demand for roadsters in the UK that Fiat has decided to re-introduce the highly-acclaimed rag top, at the bargain-basement price of just under pounds 12,000.
However, it attracts a loyal following from those who want uncomplicated no-frills motoring at a bargain-basement price, with the added bonus of huge dealer discounts to shift stocks.
P FROGGY -Selling a reluctant Geoff Horsfield was a mistake and how Wigan must be laughing after their bargain-basement scoop.