Zplus : u mean the Slik Sprint Pro tripod ar? If I'm not mistaken its always been on offer at around that price. I've seen it b4...very compact and light enuff to bring around. Should be alright for your G3...however not sure if its still stable enuff to support G3 + 420EX.
However like Newbie123 had suggested, its better to upgrade to a sturdier tripod w/ ballhead in case u (suddenly) decide to upgrade. Sure, it will be dearer but by not that much....u can still get a good tripod + ballhead combo at below $200.
Hheh...so when u coming over to our side ar? (ducks rotten tomatoes thrown at him by Zplus) :bsmilie: