What are you talking about when you say "the thin metal edge defect"? How has it been established that such a defect exists? It sounds like you just decided that it had that defect and started saying it.
If it actually has a manufacturing defect, it's covered. Even if it's destroyed because of what you did, it is still easy to verify that such a defect exists, so get evo or mervin to replace it. If they refused to replace it, it's because either:
A) Your messaging was unclear, and they got the impression that you were saying "I broke my board, can you warranty it", in which case you have to explain that it broke because of the defect (and they will have to inspect it)
B) You made up this "defect" or convinced yourself that it was there because you want a way out and are looking for a way to fault the board, but it was actually made according to spec
It's hard to see that as a great deal when the board was 30% off because of a thin metal manufacturing defect
No, it was 30% off for being a blem. Breaking has nothing to do with it being a blem. Blems are cosmetic, and evo is very clear about this. If you find another carbon credit to compare it to, and there is any manufacturing difference at all, evo will help you warranty it and pay for half of shipping.
If you crash your new Ford car, would Ford give you 40% off a new car?
Sounds like they are trying to help a fellow rider out.
You're mischaracterizing what OP is saying. A better analogy would be if you backed into a parked car and all your doors and windows fell off and engine fell out, because nothing was bolted down, would Ford give you a new car? Yeah, they'd give you more than that too if your lawyer was any good.
But this all depends on if there is actually a "thin edge defect" or if OP just broke his board.