I have a mouse pad that I got from my friend and it is very large ( 18in x 12in ) and it has a crack in it ( due to my brother bending and folding it) making it hard to move the mouse sometimes. It has the thickness of about 2-5 sheets of paper (very thin) and I want a new one just like it, but I cant find one for a reasonable price ( like under $10 ) and preferably in store or store pickup.
How about getting a wireless mouse and avoiding the mouse pad altogether, along with the crud that gets in the trackball. You can buy a decent wireless mouse for about $30.00US in most Target, Wal Mart or Office Depot stores.
I have a $30.00 Logitech with trackball and have never had a problem with it. I use it on a white formica desktop and don't have to push that damn cord around any longer.