Except that they have given us the wrong charger. It wasn't even a 'charger lying around'; it was neatly packaged up in the box.
It also comes with a USB lead, but the PDA doesn't appear to charge through its mini-USB; or, at least, I've tried 3 different mini-USB cables without success.
So, it is now 11pm on 23/12. Unless I can either find a Zire 72 charger in stock somewhere tomorrow morning, or find someone nifty who can sort out something generic, I am going to be giving my 8 year old a dream present that doesn't actually work. I'm reasonably sure I can sort one out in a week or two... but that won't really cut the mustard.
It's 5.2v, max 1A. A socket that looks like an ordinary charger socket (as opposed to a PDA dock).
Any ideas? I guess if the worst comes to the worst I will give her an almost-discharged palm with a promise to sort it out. But it's a bit rotten, isn't it?