I owned a Benro travel angel A2682TB1 and it costed my US$200 when I purchased it in Hong Kong 3 years ago. I In general, I like it at lot. Recently, I need one extra for a rather heavy Glideshot portable 4' crane so I searched in the Craigslist and I found One like this - http://www.kamera-digital.com/forum/viewtopic.php?TopicID=11421
Its listed for $15 and I bought it for $10. The only defect I found on this old tripod was a defective screw which I replaced it for 35cents. It was very, very sturdy and could load my camera with battery grip and a 10lb counter weight with no problem. It doesn't come with a ball head but it's fine, I used it for video and I put a video head on it.
If you wanna save some money for you lenses,check in your local Craigslist, and find one like this.