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There is no substitute, unfortunately
on March 8, 2014
My order was fulfilled by Apple and arrived in the usual Apple packaging, with an AC cord. I already had 2 adapters and bought this 3nd one on Amazon so I could stash them in different parts of the house and not have to drag a single adapter around. One's in my home office, another under the living room couch, and third in my bedroom. I think wear and tear might be reduced by not constantly plugging and unplugging.
True story - a year ago, when I went to an Apple store to buy the second adapter, I searched the shelves for an 85 watt but couldn't find any. A store employee came over to help, realized they were all out, and told me he'd be right back. He went into the storeroom and returned a few minutes later with an adapter and AC cable in his hand. It was loose - no packaging.
Here," he said, handing it to me. "Take this one." I didn't want to take it because I wanted a brand new, unopened adapter, in its packaging. But I took it, reluctantly. I asked him how much it would cost since it was already open.
"Don't worry about it. No charge. Thanks for visiting the Apple Store," he chirped. I just stood there in shock as he walked away. The guy just saved me $80 plus tax. My already high regard for Apple increased even higher that day.