Billet Labs says Linus only offered to pay for the prototype after the Gamers Nexus video

published: 2023-08-15 T20:18:43

updated: 2023-08-15 T20:18:57

In a public statement on Reddit, Billet Labs said that Linus Sebastian did not offer to pay for the auctioned cooling prototype until two hours after Gamers Nexus posted their video.

On August 14, Tech YouTubers Gamers Nexus posted a video calling out Linus Technology Tips On accuracy and ethical concerns.

One of the ethical concerns Gamers Nexus went to was how Linus would handle a prototype GPU cooler from a small company called Billet Labs. It appears it was meant to be returned to the company, but instead it was auctioned off for charity.

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Linus said in his response to the video that he has already agreed to reimburse Billet Labs for the cost of the prototype. However, in a public statement on Reddit, Billet Labs said that Linus only made this offer after Gamers Nexus uploaded their video.

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Linus working with the Billet Labs prototype

Linus did not offer payment until after the Gamers Nexus video

On August 15, 2023, Felix and Dean of Billet Labs publish their public statement Regarding Linus Tech tips and recent feedback involving its prototype.

Regarding LTT, we will simply present the relevant facts. On August 10th, LTT told us via email that the block had been sold at auction. There was no apology. We responded on August 10th within 30 minutes, and LTT told us this was not well, and that this was a £XXX prototype, and we asked if they planned to reimburse us at all,” they said.

We received no response and no offer of payment until two hours after the Gamers Nexus video came out on August 14, at which point Linus himself emailed us directly.

“The exact monetary value of the prototype was offered as compensation. We have not received, nor have we requested, any other form of compensation.”

Therefore, according to their statement, Linus did not respond to any compensation requests after their prototype was sold without their permission until after Gamers Nexus mentioned the entire script.

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They went on to say that they hope LTT implements the “necessary changes” to prevent something like this from happening in the future.

We’ll keep you posted if any more information emerges from the recent Linus Tech Tips controversy. In the meantime, you can head over to Our technology department for more coverage.

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