Volver - Appointment-only Retail in Toronto
June 19, 2018 11:09 AM   Subscribe

Volver - Appointment-only Retail in Toronto
An exquisite selection of new and vintage vinyl, mid-century modern furniture, beautiful amplifiers, and, soon, art, and other interesting or useful things. Browse online. Pick up in person. Oldschool Retail. 3.0

I've started selling rare records, unique furniture, and other interesting items out of my Dundas West, Toronto, loft. Full details in the About.

Each day I add 3 rare, vintage records, with other items appearing as I receive them.

You browse online, book an appointment by text or telephone, and come by to investigate and purchase.

With thanks to MeFites here.
Role: Proprietor
posted by dobbs (6 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

Okay, I love this. Congratulations!
posted by DarlingBri at 11:12 AM on June 21 [1 favorite]


Thanks, DarlingBri!
posted by dobbs at 1:45 PM on June 21


What a neat concept. I'd love to visit if I'm ever in Toronto. If you don't mind sharing, I'm really curious how the business is working out.
posted by prewar lemonade at 3:45 PM on June 24


Hi prewar lemonade, business is going great. Mostly, I have a reputation for records so that's what's been selling. You can see on the Vintage page the ratio of sold to unsold is about 30% at the moment, which is great. Least expensive one sold so far was $20 and most was $390.

The biggest concern I had before starting was having strangers in my house but it's worked out nicely. No one's overstayed. I invite them to sit, offer them something to drink, and we just make small talk or talk about the records they've come to purchase. Occasionally they'll ask to hear something and I honor the request.

No one has backed out of a sale they've committed to and no one has missed their appointment to pick up. Two people have also brought me records to sell, one a complete stranger, who sat patiently listening to music for the 30 minutes it took me to go through them.

Overall, everything is going very well.

Thanks for asking!
posted by dobbs at 7:34 AM on June 28


Just want to say this looks really cool.
posted by Gotanda at 1:31 AM on July 7


Thanks, Gotanda!
posted by dobbs at 6:06 PM on July 15


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