If you have read this far and fully intend to buy a quality tie organizer for cheap, the first thing you should consider doing is buying the Twirl-a-Tie hanger mentioned above. If you have more ties than one of these can handle, just buy two Twirl-a-Tie hangers.
When buying two, you still end up spending less than ten dollars for two tie organizers. That is what I call organizing ties on the cheap!
Alternatively, you could seek used tie organizers at your local Goodwill Store. There, you might find a good discount on a new or gently used motorized tie rack.
Of course, one good way to organize your ties and save money is by not buying a tie rack at all. If you have the available shelf space in your closet, you can simply fold your ties gently -- with a looping action, being careful not to crease your ties. Doing this saves you money by negating the tie organizer rack altogether.
And finally, if you find a tie rack organizer on eBay -- listed at auction -- give that a go. You may luck your way into a real steal -- but "knot" one that will land you behind bars.
(There I go again -- corny Regi B.)