That's crazy, Reika. No wonder you're frustrated!! My DD's Nook Color charging cable broke after just 4 months and of course it's just slightly different from allll the many other micro USB chargers we have. The replacements are $20 and the reviews are full of people complaining how easily they break. Meanwhile my Kindle charger is still like new after 3 years and even if it broke all the standard chargers fit it just fine. Ten points for Kindle!
Have a Kindle 3G, I love it and hope it lasts my lifetime, including the original charger which just says "bring it!"
I would have gotten a Fire, but for some reason I didn't like it anywhere near as much as the 3G, so wanted to get something different. I did like my cheapo tablet, but the charger thing has driven me insane for almost a month now. A coworker even brought in his box'o'chargers. That's where I found some random ones that fit, were the same power output and it didn't power up.
Whenever I hook the blasted thing up to a USB cable of some sort (it has both regular and micro), and it turned on and off reproachfully that it didn't have power so couldn't connect to the omputer. While I had it hooked up to a usb charger in the darn wall outlet.
So I basically have a plastic brick, but one I don't dare get rid of because it does have some of my info on it and with my luck whatever scavenger found it would have a charger that would work.
However Newegg is my best friend and I got a replacement that was superior, but the same price thanks to the Holiday Whacky Season specials. And free shipping.
Unfortunately, it's being shipped by one of the banes of my existence: UPS.