It is mentioned multiple times on the website that a tripod is not included with any of the products for sale. If your item arrives with a faulty or missing part, it will be replaced at no cost. If you decide to return the kit for any reason there is a $15 restocking fee. Please notify me at firstname.lastname@example.org to initiate a refund. All returned items must be in new, unused condition. The cost to repair or replace a part on a returned item will be deducted from your refund. Shipping both ways is the responsibility of the buyer. EaselCaddy, Easel-Only, and Palette Holder-Only have a 15% restocking fee.