I have an early-2009 MacBook and the charger has croaked (60w with "T" MagSafe). Seems my options are to pay $80 for a new charger from Apple (with 1-year warranty) or a quarter or a third of that for knockoffs on Amazon or wherever. Although my original charger lasted four years with some pretty heavy use (including by my teen-age son for almost a year now) I have read countless reviews of how the Apple chargers suck - wire tends to fray near the MagSafe plug, sometimes the adapter runs very hot (my old one used to be pretty warm), etc. But the reviews of the knockoffs are no better, including reports of adapters melting/sparking/etc, and also of one seller who touts the things as new Apple products when clearly they are refurbs.
Anyone know of a good option that I'm missing?