If you are in the market for a low-cost reusable captive pallet, then put the LX40S pointGUARD® Pallet on your list. It's a beefed up version of the normal wood stringer pallet with one exception...it has plastic at the ends. And If you purchased this today in California, the entire thing could be delivered in the $25-$30 range.
It's rated by The Pallet Design System™ (PDS) to hold more than 7000 lbs. When racked, it will even support a unit-load of more than 3000+ lbs. Like I said...this thing is a beast, but by adding the LX40S pointGUARD® Pallet Protectors to the end, there is a buffer of durable plastic between the most vulnerable parts of a wood pallet and the forklift, transporter, and pallet jacks. This will significantly increase the life of this pallet and protect the product as well.