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Joby GorillaPod 3K Flexible Tripod with Ball Head Kit $59.96 Delivered @ digiDIRECT

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Not exactly sure when the sale ends but it appears to be a popular tripod for photographers.

This is part of Father's Day deals for 2021.

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  • +13 votes

    Pro tip digidirect are very dishonest when it comes to stock levels of products. If you want to see if it's in stock checking their eBay store seems to be the best way. They will oversell with no notification of backorder until you have already paid. When asked about why this was the case they said:
    "My understanding of why items are listed on the website is that we wish to provide these products for our customers, regardless of our stock. So we try our best to serve our customers, giving them great prices and providing goods, even if it is not immediately available"
    I waited a few weeks to get my rode product. Very unhappy overall that they just list things without stock. Dishonest practices to make them more money at the cost of the customer.
    I would buy from them again but only with this in mind. Know you are purchasing something that may be on backorder when purchasing from them.

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      Yep, check the reviews on ProductReviews many people have been waiting for months. Clearly in 2021 they're able to know if they have a product in stock or not. But instead of making this known on their site, they just want to take your money and hope you don't cancel. It's clearly a dodgy business decision.

      My recommendation is to either check with chat if the item is actually in stock before buying, or avoid them altogether.

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      They recently got done for false advertising in WA. But I tried to price match at JB HI FI Cannington but the employee couldn't be arsed and gave me hard time to avoid matching it. Walked across the road and DigiDirect had plenty in stock.

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      Same issue here. Ordered their Joby 5K kit on 17th July, and till last Friday (30th July) I still haven`t heard any updates from them. Called their online sales centre 3 times, but no further updates still. When I tried to cancel my order with digiDirect, they told me that I have to put the cancellation in email. After 48 hours I sent my email am still waiting for the reply from digiDirect. This is terrible service. I have to ask Paypal to step in to get my money back.

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    Thanks OP, have heeded the warning about stock but it's a good deal that I can wait for.

    had cheapy mini tripods in the past that never did the job so looking forward to using this one, hopefully it can handle the sigma ART 18-35!

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      Let us know if you still feel the same when you're still waiting for it weeks/months from now!

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    In the description it says it will take 3kg. Is that accurate?

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      Kinda….

      It can’t take a 6D+24-70 2.8 without sliding everywhere /aiming down unless perfectly upright

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    Anyone have a good quality recommendation for one of these that can mount a phone to it? Want to use it for time lapse videos so I want it to be stable.

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      I thjink I would sooner buy something like this

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      I've have the smaller version for about 6yrs. Ironically it broke over the weekend.
      I find it useful for using in the outdoors when trying to take photos where there are no level areas. I mainly use it with my go pro but have also used it with my phone.

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    bought one of these when I first got started and honestly they are just a pain in the you know what.

    the legs are just a mess, and you're unlikely to want to hang your camera off as many lamp posts as you might think.

    if you want a tiny tripod I would get one of those table top ones from manfrotto.

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    Everyone gets these because of Peter McKinnon and Casey but when you get one in the flesh they are a pain in the ass, take forever to set up, stupidly heavy and have to have the forearms of Popeye to actually vlog with one

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      it only holds 3kg tho?

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        Yeah but say you've got an A7III with a nice wide angle lens for vlogging, that's over a kilo, plus the GPod is 1.3kg

        Then holding it with one arm, with the thick grip at the bottom + 20cm of leverage with the weight at the end of the pod and you've got some real sore forearms.

        If you're getting this to be a small handheld tripod, there's better options as well, the legs are a pain in the ass to set up and get everything level

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    Yeah, I'd never heard of Peter McKinnon and Casey. Was thinking of something light and compact for hiking trips. Wouldn't buy from this seller though..

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      What are you hoping to do at the top of the hike (i.e. what gear have you got)?

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      They arent light and they arent compact.

      they are useful in very specific applications. like wrapping it around something that you could not otherwise move out of the way to make room for a proper tripod.

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      I think he means Casey Neistat.

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