I have bought a 30 years old used Manfrotto a few years ago in a yard sell, for 35$. Best bought I ever did! It's very steady and seems close to be indestructible. I would definitely recommend you to pay a bit more and go with a high quality product, like a Manfrotto, since a tripod can be easily use for more than 30 years. I am no expert in tripod but from my experience, Manfrotto really stands out, both in term of build quality and effectiveness. I live in Québec, so I can tell you that snow, water and cold temperature don't affect the tripod at all!