The feel of this store is a relaxed mix of functionality and disregard for flashy and aggressive presentation. In a time where CDs are struggling in competition with downloads, old-fashioned records can still hold a niche in the music world. The premier place in San Mateo to sell or buy LPs is Vinyl Solution Records, and it is located between other locally operated stores. The owner, who just goes by the name Toonz, founded this business in 1984; it has been in its current location since 1990. His devotion to music is reflected by the variety of products and services, like his enthusiasm to hunt for out of print items.