In markets around Nashik, which is the largest onion growing area in the State, the ‘buy-one-get-one-free’ strategy is being adopted to sell every quintal of old onion. These onions were harvested around March. The sob story of onion growers has spilled over to the new year. With prices touching rock bottom in markets across Maharashtra, traders are resorting to deep discounts, especially on old stock. this is being done to not only liquidate stock but also to ensure no further slide in prices. Enquiries in the markets revealed that onions, which have reached the end of their shelf life, are being sold at ?100 to ?300 a quintal.