I've just been down to Currys to absorb some air conditioned comfort and a bit if a rummage
Appreciate this doesn't suit everyone, but it is a massive saving over the standard RRP. John Lewis currently selling for £199.99, but cheaper elsewhere.
Probably store specific, I picked this up in the Guildford store and left another on the shelf for someone else to take advantage of.
GorillaPod 5K StandBallHead 5KLoad Capacity: 11 lbJointed Legs for Diverse Support OptionsStandard 1/4"-20 screw for attaching equipment weighing up to 11 lb360° panning and 90° tilt for optimal position controlArca-type compatible quick release plate makes for a fast and convenient setupSecondary knob that locks pan separately and enables more precise movement along an axisNumbered scale on base lets you accurately repeat 360° pans and adjust your anglePortable design weighing only 5.1 oz and with a height of 3.3"Works with Joby pro-level accessories such as the GripTight PRO Mounts and GorillaPod Arms that allow you to use GoPro adapters, Flash clips, and microphonesCan be deployed on the GorillaPod 5K stand or any other tripod with a standard 1/4"-20 mount