About Us

Our Experience

The Record Guys (Aaron Keele and Akim Boldireff) are seasoned professionals with 30 years’ experience in the music business and a vast knowledge of all styles of collectable music. 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. 

What we purchase

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.

Our Referrals policy

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.  



Life Change

"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!”

Building My Collection

"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. 


Toronto Downtown Record Show

Canada's most popular record show

For 19 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, on the last Sunday in March and on the first Sunday in November. Don't miss this great day out!

Almost 100,000 records on sale.

The Toronto Downtown Record Show boasts over 50 vendor tables spanning two rooms, and sellers who cater to every musical taste. There’s something for everyone, from the casual browser to the most serious collector.


And don't miss the $5 ROOM, where every record is priced at just $5. 

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:

SUNDAY March 29th, 2020


11am until 4pm
$5 general admission  

Want to beat the crowd and get first crack at the bins?
$25 early admission at 9am.

Learn More

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.

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