I've been very happy with mine. I got the sam's club special (I'm sure someone knows what I'm talking about) for around $190. It is great quality and fits in the supplied bag. I think g-force junkie had one at Grattan I.
I'm sorry that your experience was not the same. Will they let you return it?
I can post pics of mine if you like. I would highly recommend it the aforementioned style. Good luck!