Panasonic is very slow to ship repair parts

Why is Panasonic so slow to ship warranty repair parts? My ES25 has been in the shop for over a month and the part, a circuit board has been on order for over three weeks.

Not a big shock, companies are slow to repair models a year or more old, just try to get service on a 1-2 year old TV.

I got a call from the repair center today and the recorder is finally fixed!