The best record store I ever set foot in was Red Eye Records in Sydney, Australia. I went in 2019, the selection had everything from those rare artists whose work was never released outside Aussy, all the way to those obscure 1970s UK punk bands who are nigh on impossible to find cheap albums by back in Blighty. I'd also never seen so many Meat Puppets records in my life, in fact the general 80s US college rock selection was outstanding. All in all just a great range of stuff. Prices very reasonable, and I found the staff to be outstanding. The only bad thing is it's on the other side of the world! The worst record store that I never stepped foot in, and your about to find out why, is Backbeat Records in Edinburgh, Scotland. I went to it in September. Annoyingly, you are not allowed in the store to browse or at all unless you give the proprietor Dougie all the details of what you want first. Dougie is rude, arrogant, lazy and prices his records at ludicrous rates... not only that, but the only records he sells face-to-face are the milktoast generic ones, to get anything good, you have to go onto his online store (how to access it he didn't make clear).