hello everybody! i'm new to this forum and to lasers in general and am hoping SOMEONE can help me. my girlfriend's brother came home the other day with a laser he had purchased on ebay. he didn't know the amount of mW that it had but you could only see the green beam in the dark (and barely) and only when we shined it very far away. the dot traveled very far but i'm assuming it was no more than a 5mW laser after doing some light research. well i REALLY want a nice one but there's like a million sites out there with a million types of lasers that are a million different prices and i have no clue where to begin! i don't know what brands are good and what aren't or what even seperates a "good laser" from a "bad laser." i see on some sites the 200mW lasers are only about $30 but then read consumer reviews that state the laser is only about 55mW. what should a 200mW laser really cost? what about a 100mW. does the battery type have anything to do with the quality of the laser? i clearly need some help. lol. i'd REALLY appreciate it if you guys could just give me some basic tips or give me some links to really good, cheap lasers. i want a green one with a beam that can clearly be seen but i don't wanna spend more than about $45ish on it. thank you.