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Hi there, I'm new here.
I'm interested in buying a laser, but here in NZ international shipping is quite expensive and a lot of sellers don't ship here anyway. I pretty much have to rely on what wholesalers are already shipping into my country.

Now I recently bought a "50mw" green laser from our local equivalent of ebay. I was very disappointed. I remember when my friend a few years ago showed me a green laser he had gotten from the US, I don't know how powerful it was but it was much more than this. I can barely see the beam at nighttime outside.

Nonetheless, it was only $25 and I'm returning it.

Now the problem, is that my options are basically all on our equivalent of ebay - trademe. And the laser auctions don't mention brand.

I've found a seller who sells 50mw and guarantee that is with 5mw of it's rated value. and he sells them for ~$50.
There is another seller selling "200"mw for $60, with no guarantees other than he's burnt a bag with one.


These are the two auctions.
Green Laser Pointer with 16340 Battery+Charger for sale - TradeMe.co.nz - New Zealand
50mW green laser pointer - Point to the stars for sale - TradeMe.co.nz - New Zealand


if someone is familiar, is it possible to tell by looking at the packaging and pictures if they are reputable brands? I Know it might not be possible but you never know

There are many other auctions, but those are the two standout ones I believe
 

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Hello and welcome to the LPF!:wave:
If you're going for cheap, why don't you look around those sites that have
free international shipping?
Like Focalprice, Dealextreme, or even DinoDirect.

Does NZ have the same draconian laws on lasers >1mw as Australia does?
 
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No we don't appear to have any laws at all....

Thanks I didn't know those sites had free international shipping. I'll have a look!
 




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