OBR Parts & Marine

Core Credits

Core Credit & Evaluation Procedures and Policy

This information is intended to clarify questions surrounding the Core Return Policy of OBR Parts and Marine. The core program is not a requirement for purchasing a selected product, rather it serves as an incentive for our clients wishing to receive credit for the part that has failed.

Core Return Policy

  • OBR will pay return freight on a core that is shipped from anywhere in the United States, excluding Alaska and Hawaii, by utilizing the provided shipping label.
  • A return shipping label will be included with every product that requires a core deposit.
  • Simply package the core in the original box (if usable) and place the return shipping label on the package.
  • For UPS core return shipments, simply deliver the package to any UPS pickup location or to any UPS delivery truck.
  • For freight shipments, call the toll-free telephone number on the bill of lading for prompt pickup.
  • Please be sure a copy of your invoice is included with each core return.
  • The core deposit refund will be mailed to the purchasing customers address appearingon the invoice.

Determining Core Value

  • Each core received by OBR is evaluated to assess its value as a core.
  • The condition and usability of the parts determines the value of the core.
  • The core returned must match the core value of the product purchased.
  • If one or more key components are determined to be usable, the core refund will be adjusted to reflect the changes in value.

Core Example: Gear Housing Assembly

  • A Gear Housing Assembly Core consists of three key components in the evaluation
  • of core value.
  • The three key components are: the housing, vertical drive shaft, and the horizontal propeller shaft.
  • A defective free housing represents 60% of the core value.
  • A defective free driveshaft represents 20% of the core value.
  • A defective free propeller shaft represents 20% of the core value.
  • If each component is judged to be reusable, then the full core credit amount will be returned.

If you have any questions concerning the Core Credit and Evaluation Policy or about the value of your core, just ask us!

With nearly 10,000 authorized dealers nationwide, OBR Parts and Marine is the largest supplier of outboard and sterndrive replacement components in the nation.

No one in the industry can compete with our inventory or service. As an OBR authorized dealer, you will benefit from years of technical expertise, personal customer service, a generous exchange policy, and the most competitive pricing structure in the industry. In short, your membership in our DealerNet enables you to better serve the most important people in your business..... your clients!


Simply email or fax your business license and business card or letterhead to accounts@obrparts.com or 251-645-2084. Be sure to include you contact name and phone number so we can reach you after the setup is complete.