I would use it for RA but it all depends which way you feel you are best at sourcing. I always find garbage at thrifts around where I live and I am very nervous about pallets that a lot of that would not meet my criteria either.
if you’ve done you’re research and know feel confident that you’re sure you’ve found a good product to go after. I would go after buying stock. If you do it right… you won’t spend $1,000 on a pallet. It’ll be $200 for samples/Giveaways…. $300 on marketing and $400 on inventory.$400 = about 80-100 products …. 100 products @ $10 profit = $1000 profit… wash, rinse, repeat
Too many variables to say one purchase is better than the other. You almost always trade one thing for another. Thrift = high returns, slow turnover. RA = fast turnover, lower margin. Pallet = a whole different ball game. You have to do way more market research when buying a pallet to make sure you’re not making a $1000 dollar mistake. It’s almost like investing. Investing all your money in one stock can work out, but if you invest in 100 stocks(diversification), your risk isn’t as high. Also depends on how you run your business, how quick you need your money back to make it work for you again, etc.