You can't get much for $6.99 these days. Even the British shelter magazines we love cost more than that.
However, Ikea's GUSLE table lamp is just $6.99, and it's one of their few really good, inexpensive products. The Japanese-style paper shade gives a beautiful ambient light. We've used it in various rooms in several apartments, and it's currently our bedside lamp. (We even saw it used as such in an architect's sleek and lovely bedroom on a Canadian home television show recently.)
And not that we're fans of disposable things, but if it gets ripped or torn, for that price, it's easily replaced.