Ages ago I bought a car charger for my Nokia 5800 from Warehouse Stationary. After a while of using it I noticed that my phone would get hot and not hold charge as long when charged by this charger as my wall charger, so I decided to go and buy a new one. I looked through the Dick Smiths, JB HiFi and the 2degrees store on the 15th of December but couldn't find a genuine Nokia charger.
I talked to the 2Degrees salesman, explained my situation and previous poor experience with third party chargers. He said that they didn't have any genuine Nokia chargers, but that I could return the charger if it didn't work. I kept the packaging and receipt for this purpose.
I tried out the charger over my two week Christmas holiday and unfortunately I found out that the charging tip is as loose as a goose in the phone (this doesn't happen with with my Nokia wall chargers) with the result that the slightest movement of the phone or cord the phone (which often happens in a moving car) goes "beep" (charging), "beep" (not charging), etc.
So at lunchtime today I wander back to the store and am told that there is a strict 14 day return period (this was not mentioned to me when I purchased the charger) and there would be no exemption from this for the Christmas / New Year period since the store was only shut for "a couple of days". My bad luck that I was out of town for two weeks and there would be no exceptions "it's the law".
He also said that he considered that the charger works. I said that under NZ law goods sold had to be fit for purpose, and that I didn't consider a car charger that couldn't reliably charge a phone in a moving car was not fit for purpose. He wouldn't budge.
I was fuming and if the disputes tribunal didn't cost more than the charger was worth I would seriously consider taking a case.
On the bright side I did find a genuine Nokia charger in the Vodafone Lambton Quay store for $25. So presuming that it works well I will have made a total outlay of $65 for a working charger. ($20 at Warehouse Stationary for one that overheats my phone, $20 for the 2degrees charger, and $25 for the Nokia branded one from Vodafone).