An replace on hi-fi doorstops – Darko.Audio

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In 2018 I found out {that a} €9 doorstop from Amazon.de was a good way to forestall the smaller bits of audio {hardware} – DACs, streamers, phono levels and energy provides – from sliding off the again of a hi-fi rack, sideboard or Kallax unit. The cable pull on the again of small parts can pile up fairly quick and I now have a variety of doorstops right here that I deploy repeatedly to maintain ’em in place.
Typically these doorstops present up in our YouTube movies to generate a flurry of questions within the feedback part: “What are they?” and “The place can I get one?”.
Reply:
🛒 (US) https://amzn.to/3F4Joys
🛒 (DE) https://amzn.to/3tKF5Gy
🛒 (UK) https://amzn.to/34Ybm2N
And judging by the Amazon evaluations present in these product listings, this ‘hi-fi’ doorstop concept actually appears to have caught on.
Nonetheless, at this time’s story isn’t a self-congratulatory pat on the again however the starting of a deeper dive into the Amazon Associates affiliate hyperlink programme. You possibly can spot Amazon affiliate hyperlinks (right here and elsewhere) by their amzn.to/ construction. For instance, the aforelisted hyperlinks to doorstops are Amazon affiliate hyperlinks — for Amazon.com, Amazon.de and Amazon.co.uk. If you happen to click on a type of hyperlinks and purchase one thing from Amazon, I earn a really small fee. That fee could be paid out right into a checking account however I’ve opted to have it paid out as retailer credit score.
Why?
I’ll be utilizing the Amazon.de retailer credit score to purchase the odd CD or vinyl for myself. I can’t use Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk retailer credit score with out additionally being hit by the double whammy of worldwide transport charges and import duties. At this stage at the least, that juice simply isn’t definitely worth the squeeze. As a substitute, I’ll use the Amazon.com retailer credit score to purchase a CD or vinyl for one in every of my Stateside Patrons. I hope to make this a month-to-month factor. Ditto for Patrons residing within the UK. Earlier than I get to these tiny slices of philanthropy, I wish to construct up sufficient Amazon.com retailer credit score to purchase Darko.Audio staffer Jana Dagdagan a pair of noise-cancelling headphones. She works from residence and is doing it robust with development noise proper now.
In a broader sense, I’m curious as to how a lot cash could be earned from Amazon affiliate hyperlinks. Is it akin to a barista’s tip jar? Or will they generate sufficient inexperienced to trigger concern that I’ve grow to be a fee salesman for doorstops? The extra I promote and reward ’em, the extra I earn.
Time will inform.
I’ll be including Amazon affiliate hyperlinks to every YouTube video’s description field in 2022 in addition to one or two key posts on this web site. Don’t fret: Amazon means I gained’t be linking to big-ticket hifi objects and any affiliate hyperlinks will probably be clearly seen.
Additional info: Amazon Associates Central

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John at present lives in Berlin the place he creates movies and podcasts and pens written items for Darko.Audio. He has beforehand contributed to 6moons, TONEAudio, AudioStream and Stereophile.
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