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January 9, 2014

World Hi-Fi’s high-end model unmatched

MILLEDGEVILLE — Video and audiophiles have a Milledgeville hub for any fathomable need.

World Hi-Fi Video & Appliance provides high-end home theater, TV, home security, car stereo and appliance expertise to the Middle Georgia area.

Owner David Smith opened here in July 1984.

“I was partnered in a store in Dublin in 1983. Later we decided to split ways, and I sold my third of ownership,” he said. “I looked around and wrote three cities down on a piece of paper. Milledgeville was on the top of my list. I came up here one day, found a building and have been here ever since.”

The young company started with electronics. World Hi-Fi stuck with car stereo before adding home stereo and appliances during a 1990s building boom.

“We got in with the builders and created a thing where we would pre-wire the houses and supply appliance packages,” Smith said.

After two other local storefronts, World Hi-Fi settled into an 8,000 square foot facility along North Columbia Street in 2000. 

The business transitions with the time and demand.

“We try to be all things to all people in a small market,” he said. “The retail climate is totally different than it used to be. What I sell is extremely impacted by building market. Since the world changed in 2007, we’ve had to reinvent retail.”

World Hi-Fi handles jobs in Macon, Warner Robins, Athens, Madison and Atlanta to name a few.

The high-end electronics business is all about relationships.

A customer’s trust makes the difference, according to Smith.

“We’ve had a bunch of instances where we’ll do their house at Lake Oconee and then they want us to go to Atlanta to do their home because they are already familiar and comfortable with our service.”

Smith said once someone buys a World Hi-Fi product the store takes care of thorough its life.

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