Consumer Information

The Burlington Record and CD Sale

The Burlington Record and CD Sale will be hosted at the Halton Naval Veterans Association at 2444 Industrial St from 10am to 3pm this Sunday, the 21st of January 2024.

Admission will be a donation to the navy club. And the nearest bus stops are #204 (at Guelph at Mountainside) and #207 (at Guelph at Davidson). Please consult Burlington Transit for additional information.

News: Record Store Day will be scheduled for April 20th this year. Click here for details on this upcoming event.

Welcome to 2024

I’m finally recovering from my piriformis muscle injury and can actually sit more than an hour at a time without getting sore, so i’m hoping to change things up a bit here.

See you soon.

Burlington Record Show

Sorry for the late post but I injured my piriformis muscle and could only sit down for short periods before today.

The Burlington Record Show will occur this Sunday, the 17th of December 2023 at the Halton Naval Veterans Association in Burlington, Ontario from 10am to 3pm.

Admission is a donation to the Navy Vet Club and the nearest but stops are 204 and 207, which are a five to six minute walk away on Guelph Line. And remember to try to bring cash, which is the preferred currency at these events.

Enjoy.

This Weekend’s Events & More

The Vinyl Market at Clifford will be returning this Friday, the 8th of December 2023 at the Clifford Brewing Company in Hamilton, Ontario from 6pm to 10:30pm.

Admission is free and the venue is a minute away from the Stoney Creek Go Bus stop and bus stops 1215, 1258 and 1008. Consult Go Transit and Hamilton Transit for additional details.

On Saturday the 9th, Kuya’s Collectibles Show will be held at the Niagara Falls Convention Center and will feature memorabilia from film, television and music.

General admission will be $10 from 11am to 4pm, $15 for early access at 10am, and kids under 12 get in for free. The venue is serviced by multiple bus routes at bus stop numbers 8950, 6152, 6577. Additional information can be obtained from Niagara Region Transit.

Ottawa area memorabilia collectors should also know that the Nepean Sportsplex will also host another monthly Capital Trade Show from 10am to 3pm on Sunday the 10th.

Admission will be free and multiple routes service bus stops 1652 and 1683. A trip planner is available at the OC Transpo web site.

Don’t forget that cash is preferred at these events. And that if you’re looking for extra PC Optimum points on gift cards, you have until Friday the 8th to obtain 10,000 points on $100 Apple gift card purchases at participating Shoppers Drug Mart or Pharmaprix stores. Click here for details on this offer.

UPDATE: The above PC Optimum offer will be offered at participating Atlantic Superstore, Dominion, Loblaws, Real Canadian Superstore and Your Independent Grocer locations through-out Canada until Wednesday, the 13th of December. Consult the PC Optimum web site for details.

This Weekend’s Events

There will be two events this weekend for music and memorabilia collectors in Ontario, not on Sunday the 3rd of December, 2023.

The Ancaster Nostalgia And Vintage Show will be hosted in the Marritt Hall on the Ancaster Fairgrounds in Jerseyville, Ontario (just outside of Hamilton) from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Admission will differ from $5 for entry from 10:31am to 1pm, $10 for early entry from 9:30am to 10:30am and $3 for late entry from 1pm to 2:30pm. The nearest bus stops to the venue are are a five minute walk away at Tradewind and Wilson (#4491, #4492) and are serviced by Route 44. Click here for additional transit information.

The Toronto East (Scarborough) Vinyl Record & Collectibles Show will occur in the Heron Park Community Centre in Scarborough, from 10am to 3pm.

Admission will be $5 and the nearest bus stops to the venue are #5284 and #5285. A convenient trip planner is available at TTC.ca.

Please note that cash transactions are preferable at these events. And sorry about the late post – The delay was quite literally a pain in the buttock. 🙂

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Black Friday/Cyber Monday & More

This Black Friday multiple Canadian retailers will be participating in the Black Friday edition of Record Store Days, offering limited edition recordings in multiple formats. And on Sunday, the 26th of November, two record conventions will occur; One in Burlington, Ontario and the other in Vancouver, British Columbia.

The Burlington Record Show will be at the Burlington Seniors Center at 2285 New Street from 10am to 4pm.

Admission will be $3 and the Central Park area in which the venue is located is serviced by bus route 4, which terminates at the Aldershot GO and Appleby GO stations. Contact Burlington Transit and GO Transit for additional details.

The Vancouver Vinyl Record Show will occur from 11am to 4pm at the Heritage Hall at 3102 Main St.

Admission will be $5 and the nearest bus stops are #59581 and #50241, which is serviced by Route 3. Translink has a trip planner for additional information

Black Friday deals on vinyl and other music formats are currently being offered at Amazon.ca, as well as on film DVDs/Blurays and other products. And don’t forget to do some comparison shopping at Alibris.com, Alibris U.k, Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk and Australian entertainment retailer Sanity, noting of course that there is a duty and tax exemption on personal purchases totalling less that a value of $20 Canadian (or gifts of a value less than $60 Canadian).

You should also note that Sennheiser Canada also has deals on headphones, whilst Bestbuy Canada, The Source, Microsoft Canada, Newegg.ca and Rakuten Kobo have various deals on electronics.