How much have you paid for strings lately?
How much for bass strings? $20? $40?
How about $1.99? Yeah... $1.99.
First Act is having a blowout sale and clearancing their strings for $1.99. Even the bass strings.
Check the below link:
Now, First Act may not be your first thought when it comes to strings, but how many times have you had an instrument that just needs to be strung? Maybe you picked up a guitar at a garage sale or from CL and after a setup you are trying to flip it. You may want to grab a few sets just to have them in case of emergency.
In all honesty, that is why I started using First Act strings, but I have to say that they are OK. I have no problems using them versus more expensive brands. Of course I only buy them when they are on sale, because I am so darned ¢heap, but that's OK.
Myself, I picked up 8 sets of bass strings.... for about $25 including shipping.
Now that is ¢heapo.