Today postman dropped off a package from Hong Kong, it contained the small flexible tripod I had ordered earlier this month from Dealextreme.
I had always wanted to own one since I saw gorillapod, sadly since I did not have any relatives coming from US and getting it shipped to India would have made an already costly product even costlier, I decided to try my luck at Dealextreme, after having a good experience with digital room and outdoor thermometer I was confident of product reaching my safely.
For around one fifth of the cost of the original (including shipping to India), I got this flexible little tripod, which seems perfect for the times I do not wish to use my large tripod and also to get photographs from a lower perspective.
Flexible tripod with my old Kodak CX7430 digital camera
For now it feels solid and capable enough for my motorcycle trips and having paid Rs. 235 (roughly) for it, I am not really bothered by how long it would last, as long as I am able to use it for at least 3-4 major trips.
Howz the quality Yogesh Bhai? I want to get one as well…
Asad it seems ok at this moment, rest can only comment after a major photography trip/outing.
It looks nice one. stable and trendy as well. I dont think you will get any trouble with that for next 3 or 4 trips. So enjoy your ride and do post your experience.
Am thinking of ordering one from dealextreme for myself. What about the tax and customs in india? did you have to pay extra?
I have always order low priced stuff from dealextreme, so never had to pay customs.
thanks for the info.. i am very much interested to purchase this flexible tripod, but i could not see in many showrooms in hyderabad.. am very much interested in photography and traveling… so will you advise me to purchase this stuff?? please reply me – [email protected]
also please tell me how to get this as i have no credit card with me 🙁 are there any other websites or options where i pay money through other methods and get the tripod safely at my address???
hope you advise me regarding the purchase of particular model also.. my budget is to get tripod in my hand within not more than 1000 bucks.. i liked two models one is $4.15 and other is $8.12.. so which one is better quality and versatile in usage, based on your experience… i have no specific purpose, but is to use it on tree branches or poles or other uneven surfaces, generally more important when i travel alone.. thanks in advance…
please reply dude..
It is available on Ebay India, http://cameras.shop.ebay.in/i.html?_nkw=flexible+tripod&_sacat=170953&_sop=2&_odkw=tripod&_osacat=170953&bkBtn=&_trksid=p3286.m270.l1313 but is more expensive.
In case you are coming to Delhi, you can easily buy these at Chandani Chowk camera market and I guess this ought to be the case for Bangalore and Mumbai etc. as well.
dear Yogesh Hw r u doing, Just let me know about ur exprenc wid DealXtreame I’m @ Shimla right now wid my RE-Electra and planning a Winter trip in chillest n coldest situations mid Nov. to Dec, and just planned some exclusive purchase @ Dx.com …… ur feedback is must.
god bless u,
Tx in advance 4 ur time
Haven’t had any problem with dealextreme. Once product was no longer available, refund was made in a matter of hours after I approached their customer service, in comparison to them, Indian Shopping sites take weeks to process refunds (apart from Smartshopper.in, which is as fast as them).