Originally Posted by brazybear
Ugh, sorry to hear that. That's got me worried as well since I ordered from Amazon. I placed the order Saturday morning and still haven't received a call to schedule a delivery, though I'm taking into account that Monday was a holiday.
As for build dates, doesn't look like there's a compiled list anywhere which is a bit surprising. All I could find were ones that were included in individual reviews:
August build, Serial MJ1214XXXXX
serial number XX1244, build date September 2011
The build date is August 2011.. The serial number is MJ1216xxxx
January 2012 build. Serial is MJ2011xxxxxx
I hope that the only ones Amazon has left aren't returned units that they didn't find any problems with on their end. And I know some delivery people get anal when you want to test out the TV before you sign for it. Hm, I have a bad feeling about this now...EDIT:
BTW, which store did you get the TV from through Amazon? Mine shows I purchased it from Amazon and not some other store (For example, 'purchased from Paul's TV and fulfilled by Amazon).
Also, has anyone who has had issues considered contacting Panasonic to get it fixed rather than returning it? According to the warranty info they do on-site repairs for the larger TVs which I know the P65VT30 falls under. Just seems like it would be more convenient than getting TVs shipped over and over again.
All of them: fulfilled by Amazon
To be honest, we have completely lost faith in Amazon. They actually tried to replace the last P65VT30 with a used one someone had returned already and which was also damaged and had a 1213 build date to boot. I posted photos of the last 2 TV's: http://www.zodfly.com/amazon/
Now on the fifth, they are floating the "you should buy locally" and want to just give us a refund, instead of trying to resolve this issue and fix the problems on their end, so good luck with buying a large TV from these people. We have been dealing with this since December 1st, and it has been the worst experience I have ever had with a large purchase.
Edit: after escalating this issue, I received a call from Amazon CS today, they guy came across as making it sound like it was our fault, had this condescending attitude to boot. No resolution but to get a refund.