In honour of Record Store Day, I took a look through my thousands of shiny (well, dusty) black discs just to see how many different stores I used to shop at back in the glory days of vinyl (i.e. pre-1988 when I got my first CD player). The biggest problem I found was that a lot of stores I shopped at used to price their platters with either a pen or a grease pencil. When I worked at Music World in the Don Mills Centre in the summer of 1988, practically everything was in grease, with a few notable (?) exceptions (see below).
Speaking of the Peddler, this was probably the most notorious place where music snobbery ran rampant, where asking the clerk to play your about-to-be-purchased copy of "So In Love" generated a sneer (he played it anyway, btw) and you went first thing on Boxing Day to get overstocked import albums (never mind the singles) for a dirt-cheap price. Or use it as a jumping off point for going over to Records on Wheels to save a buck or two. Record stores aren't above a little irony, either. Shortly after Wheels abandoned ship on Yonge Street, the Peddler moved from their Carlton Street space into that of their former rival.