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  1. Bargain bin

    A bargain bin refers to an unsorted selection of merchandise, particularly software, tools and CDs, which have been discounted in price. Reasons for the discount can range from the closure of a production company to a steep decline in an item's popularity in the aftermath of a fad or scandal. Another reason for the discount can be the particular product line being discontinued. The origin of the term comes from the fact such items would be found in an isolated bin rather than on store shelves. The phrase "bargain basement" is now a synonym. "Bargain basement" used to be a literal basement in downtown department stores. Clearance merchandise would be placed there regardless of which section of the store it originally came from. The phrase "Bargain Basement" was also used figuratively to describe the purchase of professional footballers from clubs in lower divisions by richer clubs for a low fee. In more recent years, both terms have taken on a figurative meaning - most notably as a synonym for 'low-quality' or 'unimpressive'. The most common implication of an item's presence in a bargain bin is its low quality. "Knock-offs", for example, are associated with the term.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bargain bin in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bargain bin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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  1. Kevin Preloger:

    The window for the big bargain bin was the fourth quarter and that was about it.


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