So I was able to purchased 2 sets of 3 straight row Venetians from a neighbor 4 doors down from me a couple of days ago.. All by chance, it worked out. advertised for 1800, with 6 people in line to get them.. i offered $2k for all of them, and they took it. I had already made a trip over to one of there facilities on the northeast side of San Antonio, so i was very familiar with these, and infact, were in my top 3 to purchase.
I noticed these units i bought were built in 2013, and quite honestly, these are in very good shape for the purchase. not disappointed what so ever.. very very comfortable !!!!
However, there is a couple of things I noticed on the ones on got vs the new ones from 4seating dot com.
The cup holder I have do not have any controls built into them. they just light up blue. i think the news ones actually have the controls for the recline function built into the cupholders now.
Mine has the switch for the recline is on the inside of the arm, and does not have a USB port.
The units themselves don't attach to one another, they just sit right next to each other, no attachments.
So even though don't have those items, that's ok. I guess.
I called 4seating dot com to see about changing out the control switch to get a USB port, as I'll need at least one to keep the iRule tablet charged and ready to go. Sent them an email with photos, and still waiting to hear back. they said they had gone away from that style.
In the mean time, I was actually able to find the exact USB switch i would need online by doing some research. ~$14 each will get me USB ports built into the switch.
Overall, in the brief time i was able to try them, i definitely very pleased, even with a used market purchase.
My room is still in built process, so it'll be awhile before I really get to enjoy them.
I would recommend taking a trip to one of their 2 show rooms to try the units out. Go in with paper and pen so you can take notes on things you like/dislike,. The show rooms have allot of choices, and it's easy to get overwhelmed.