Gordon, I can only dream of owning a Manfrotto tripod!
But dreams are meant to be fulfilled aren't they? I had a quick browse through the Adorama listings and Bogen/Manfrotto doesn't seem so far out of reach. For example, how about the Bogen - Manfrotto 725B Digi-Tripod with Ball Head & Case - Black Finish
Please note that I am not
recommending this particular model but it may be a contender at your price point and so might be worth Googling around for a review. I'm not sure if this is the style of tripod you are after and it's also worth pointing out that there are cheaper Bogen/Manfrotto models out there as well.
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? Your choice, of course, but you pay the same price either way.