The Record Guys (Aaron Keele and Akim Boldireff) are seasoned professionals with more than 30 years’ experience in the music business and a vast knowledge of all styles of collectable music. We have both owned Record Stores in the past, and continue to hold our bi-annual record show and sale for over 20 years. We have been callled upon to represent the Vinyl record community on Television and Radio on CBC, CTV and more. Aaron is a guest lecturer at Humber College speaking to students about the business,
We handle record collections of all sizes, and we pay very well for our purchases. We treat each and every client with care and respect. Rest assured that your dealings with us will be straightforward and hassle free. Our stellar international reputation as trusted music specialists speaks for itself.
We purchase quality vinyl records, CDs, and music memorabilia. We are interested in all genres of music, including Rock, Jazz, Soul, Pop, etc. Yes, we even buy Classical. And we keep it simple by COMING TO YOU, so no need to make a list or carry your items to a store.
NO COLLECTION IS TOO BIG OR TOO SMALL! Your collection may be large enough to fill ten storage lockers or so small that it fits on one shelf; but if you have desirable records in good condition, we are interested.
Spread the word! If we purchase a collection based on your recommendation, we’ll pay you a referral fee of up to 10% of what we spend on that collection.
"Aaron & Akim were extremely helpful when the time came to sell my late husband’s record collection. They understood the sensitivity of the situation, were aware of my needs, and found a good home for all of the wonderful things my husband had collected over the years."
“We sold our house and were downsizing to a smaller apartment. We needed to let go of much of our collection, but we wanted to hold onto a few items which had sentimental value to us. Akim and Aaron were thoughtful, helpful, and did not pressure us at any time. We're happy with what we kept, and were paid well for what we parted with. Thank you!”
"I had finally purchased a turntable, but I honestly didn't know how to begin building a record collection. The Record Guys were so helpful and insightful, and they really tapped into my musical tastes. I now have a solid, classic collection. The only problem is I can’t stop adding to it–it's too much fun!”
Do you make house calls?
Do I need to make a list?
Definitely not. A few minutes of your time on the telephone to get a general idea of what you have in your collection is all we need to determine whether you have the sort of material we might be interested in.
How much do you pay for records?
We pay extremely well for desirable items. A record may have artistic merit, but its monetary value is based on supply and demand. Simply put, if a record is hard to find, is in good condition, and is sought after by many collectors, then the amount we pay for it is that much higher. If a record is relatively common, having sold numerous copies since its original release, if it shows signs of wear and tear, or if there is only a limited market for it, it won't command as high a price.
For over 20 years, The Record Guys have been organizing the TORONTO DOWNTOWN RECORD SHOW, Canada’s premier vinyl record and music sale. The TDRS is held twice annually. Don't miss this great day out!
Almost 100,000 records on sale.
The Toronto Downtown Record Show boasts over 30 vendor tables, with sellers who cater to every musical taste. There’s something for everyone, from the casual browser to the most serious collector.
You’ll find ROCK, JAZZ, SOUL, REGGAE, METAL, PUNK, WORLD, BLUES, FUNK, DISCO, ALTERNATIVE, HIP-HOP, 80's, 90's, CLASSICAL and much more.
From the good cheap classics to the mouth-watering rare records you dream of, the Toronto Downtown Record Show has it all.
Our next show is:
OUR FIRST SHOW IN OUR NEW VENUE
SATURDAY APRIL 29TH
71 GOUGH AVE
NEAR THE CORNER OF PAPE AND DANFORTH
9am EARLY ADMISSION IS $30
11am admission is $7
THE SHOW RUNS UNTIL 4PM
If you have any questions about the show, please email us here and we'll be happy to answer them. Please send us an email using the form below, or give us a call.