Originally Posted by swizzchard
This has me worried that I may have a buzzer, but I obviously can't tell if mine is within normal tolerances of buzzing without going around to everyones house and A/B-ing what I have...
Define "normal buzzing" when they aren't supposed to give off an audible buzz at all? I finally caved with my 60ST50 and called amazon.com for a return. I have a few weeks left to make a decision, but there's no way I'm doing the exchange juggling act. Now my only worry lies in whether their technicians determine the buzz loud enough to be defective to avoid me eating the bill for return shipping costs. I hope this doesn't have to get ugly over the phone disputing such a subjective topic.
The next time I think it's a good idea to make a big ticket purchase that has a high risk of being defective through an online retailer, someone, anyone, just slap me across the head. It seems like these days it's only safe to purchase devices with screens at a brick and mortar store to be able to exchange / return easily. The cold hard truth being that Best Buy is the only decent outlet in my (most) town(s) with a wide selection of new models flat out sucks because there's little competition. The one popular family owned electronics shop in my town seems to only carry year old crud at discount prices, they didn't even have a single 2012 Panasonic plasma on display last year!
My only worry as a consumer should be where can I get the best deal possible--whether online or locally. Instead it seems the convenience / piece of mind from purchasing locally tends to outweigh that couple hundred dollars saved with big box online retailers like amazon.
So yea, my recommendation for the future is to preferably shop local first and if you can support small / family owned shops (if they're worthy of business)--perhaps even if you have to bite the bullet and pay a slightly higher price tag than the rock bottom online prices.