HorseMom, no need to get fired up. As said above, it's a forum. People have differing opinions, that is how a forum works. Don't take a differing opinion as a personal attack.
Sometimes you can get lucky with one of these cheap 'package' saddles, and maybe your daughter's horse is one of those one in a million types that has a shape to fit those saddles.
Unfortunately the majority aren't that lucky. Cheap and nasty is a common turn of phrase that is very accurate when it comes to horse gear unfortunately.
I would much rather save the money and buy a second hand but good quality saddle, than put a cheap, poorly made one on my horse's back. For the ride once in a while it's no problem, but when you're schooling seriously, 6 days/week you'll end up with a very sore horse.
It's not just the fact that the dye might run a bit, or they're not overly comfortable - it can be a safety concern as well. Fittings are poorly made and the materials are cheap and of poor quality. It takes only a small mishap, and you may wind up with a broken girth, stirrup or tree.
A friend of mine was nearly killed when she was riding a client's horse in a cheap, old saddle and the tree was broken (they were not aware of this at the time - it can be difficult to determine if a tree is broken, especially if it just has a small fracture through it). The horse went ballistic and through the rider straight onto her head.
I personally, don't want to take that sort of risk.