I've always avoided pre-basted turkeys because, no matter how I flavor them, they always taste like cheap broth. But this year, I'm finding prebasted from 49c/lb for a Marval frozen, to $1.29 for a Shady Brook. Uninjected turkeys start at $2.59/lb for a store-brand natural frozen, and go up to about $4 for a local, natural, fresh one.
Do I just have to "bite the giblet" and pay $50 or so for a 20 lb. turkey, or is there some way to be a little creative in flavoring a cheaper one?