If you are looking for a cheap cupcake stand you should probably begin your search online to see what is available. Many online vendors sell them and you can usually pick up a cupcake stand for a reasonable price online, with some places also offering free shipping.
The great thing about looking online for cheap cupcake stands is that you can very quickly and conveniently compare prices. Often, just by searching and comparing prices, you can find the same cupcake stand on sale for a much cheaper price that the standard listed price at Amazon, for example.
Great times for buying cheap cupcake stands are after holiday or party seasons. During the times that they are in big demand, such as around special holiday seasons or at graduation time for example, you may not find many cupcake stand sales, however once these holiday or celebration times are over you can often pick up stands for close to half price.
One thing to watch out for when shopping online for stands, is that while some stands look like they are made from plastic they are actually made from cardboard which lasts for only one or at the most two parties. So, make sure, before buying, that the cheap cupcake stand really is worth your money. You may do better to spend double the price but buy a decent cupcake stand that can be used over and over again.
Other places where you can sometimes find cheap cupcake stands are at bargain basements, or second hand furniture and appliance stores. You can also find them at garage sales and school fairs, so if you do not need one urgently but you are more interested in buying one at some point, you probably should wait and see if you can find them at these types of places.