After the relentless slaughter of countless music stores across the country, it's certainly more than refreshing to come across one with such a fantastic product and service, let alone one that's still standing other than JB HI FI.
The best way to describe 78 Records is that it's like when you come across a yard sale, you dive into every box and flip through each item like a madman never knowing when you might strike gold. That being said 78 Records is much more professional than a yard sale, but you get what I mean.
Even though the size of the store and its insatiable range of tunes is more than enough to place itself above most of the competition, this is not all that 78's have to offer. Its main strength is undoubtedly music, however 78 Records also conveniently dabbles in other related branches of retail; such as concert tickets, music players and a vast range of DVDs that can often be deliciously unconventional to say the least. Plus if 78's doesn't have what you're looking for, their delightful staff are more than willing to order it in as long as it's still in print.
Another great aspect about 78 Records is not only its significant impact on music retail, but for its significant impact on Perth. Although greatly reduced since the top level was abandoned, 78 Records occasionally get in artists to do signings and if you're lucky, perform in store. They also have an area near the front desk that's reserved for the local artists to advertise they're up coming gigs, whether it be in music, film or any live performance.
78 Records proudly supports both the customers and the artists to the best of their ability, creating a great name and a momentous cultural kick for the city of Perth, for which we are often overlooked.