First of all, thanks to all contributors to this thread. Reading this really helped me know exactly what to expect when ordering and receiving the TV.
I ordered a Samsung 32A450 from Amazon last Wednesday (2/18). It shipped from Amazon on 2/19, and Pilot was the freight service. We got a call from Pilot on Friday the 20th stating that it would arrive to the distribution center on Monday the 23rd, and then they would outsource the delivery to our house. Got a call from the outsourced delivery service on Monday, and they set up delivery for Tuesday at 5pm.
The guys showed up about 5-10 minutes early, offered to unpack the TV for inspection. After everything looked good, they offered to screw the TV to the stand so I could set it aside to warm up to room temperature. My room was not quite ready for hook ups and testing anyway, so this was perfect for me. I signed the papers, gave them a tip and they took off. Probably 10 minutes total, and went extremely well. I'm very happy with Amazon and the delivery. If the TV turns out to work as planned, then this was a great deal for me.