I bought a couple of these with the hope of mounting flashguns off camera. For about a £1 each they seemed too cheap but had good reviews so not really much to loose.
Well, I can say I'm very impressed with these little guys. Well made, the legs are firm but easily adjustable. Certainly fine and robust for mounting a flashgun or compact camera. (I've tried a Canon G7 which is moderately chunky and its ok with that.) You will only be disappointed if you go for something too big - mounting a DSLR will almost certainly be overly ambitious.
Otherwise, a complete bargain.