The history of Instyle Hi Fi through the years and a Farewell from Mario & Natalie


So after more than 23 years of starting Instyle Home Theatre & Hi Fi, we have decided to hand over the reigns and retire.  Our journey started in Five Dock at 81 Great North Road, and from selling CRT Televisions, Kenwood Amplifiers, Sharp mini systems & more, we then expanded and renovated our 1st store to include the new Control 4 automation system, Fujitsu Plasmas & Sharp LCD TV that were valued as much as a small family car back in the day. We also blasted Great North Road with our demonstrations of the Eagles ‘Hotel California’ DVD that people would walk in off the street and say WOW. 

After 7 years in this location, we decided to expand and move across the road at number 52 Great North Road. We thought moving across the road would have been easy, but yet - another shop fit and set up of a showroom. Then, as if that wasn’t enough, after a few years here we decided to expand that store and doubled our floorspace to create a much larger showroom, yet more renovations (which included demolishing the existing shopfit we just created a few years prior).

 

Whilst our time in Five Dock in the Inner west was amazing (time flies when youre having fun), we met the most fantastic people, customers became friends and we made good friends with the locals, and had many chats over a coffee from the local patisserie with friends, sales reps, and customers. 

Whilst the travelling to where we lived at the time was only 5 mins away, we decided to move to the rural life in Dural escaping the hustle and bustle. But, after a few years of travelling to and from our home in Dural to Five Dock we decided to yet again move the business, closer to where we live of course.

Can you believe it, yet another move!  What were we thinking! after already setting up the 1st store then renovating that, then moving across the road, then renovating and expanding the 2nd showroom, we thought why not move again!!! Well, we thought this time was the last, so hence why our current showroom was state of the art. We went all out. For our customers that have been to our current showroom you know how amazing we have created it. Our dedicated 2ch listening rooms, multiple theatre rooms, and best of all, being an overall relaxing spacious light filled environment to enjoy listening to some great gear over a coffee. 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our customers, if it wasn’t without your support we wouldn’t be here today. You come back knowing us personally from 10, 15 or from more than 20 years ago, you still remember us and we remember you, we’ve even seen your newborn babies grow into young adults! We appreciate your support and hope you continue to support Instyle Home Theatre & Hi Fi with the new owners just like you have with us.

After many long hours over the years, 3 or 4 o’clock in the morning finishes with renovations, advertisement deadlines, late night quotes or accounting bookwork and 4am starts with online sales 7 days a week, we are looking forward to a nice long sleep in and a holiday or two. its been far too long. Again, we thank all our customers for supporting us over the years, we will hugely miss you and we sincerely thank you and we appreciate all the support you have given us over the years, we sincerely appreciate it. 

Take care and thank you, Mario & Natalie. 

We will miss you.