My new flash gear is slowly trickling in from the slow boat from China literally. My first flash arrived today and it seems pretty good especially for the money. This particular flash is full manual and was only $50 shipped from China. A version with ettl (full auto) for a Canon camera is only $65 shipped and is a whopping $490 cheaper than a real Canon equivalent. From all the reviews on strobist.com these units are cheap and represent the best value in flashes.
You gotta love eBay. I sold a bunch of old motorcycle parts to easily fund this stuff. Gotta love eBay!
Here’s a crappy photograph of the flash using my point and shoot.