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Using Walmart App on Phone to Find AMMO

doinky 340 March 31, 2013 at 02:39 PM in Sporting Goods (6) More Walmart Deals
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I've been using the Walmart app on my android phone for a good 3-4 weeks now with excellent results. Aquired good amount of 22lrs, 9mm, 380, 7.62 and 223 rounds during that time. Luckly I have 13 walmarts in my city and was able to hit the walmarts that have the ammo in stock.

You can find the free walmart app on android market or itunes. And these are what I learned so far while using it.

1. When it shows the ammo is in stock, it means several things. As soon as the ammo is scanned at the main warehouse, it shows its in stock. That means the ammo is anywhere from the main warehouse, on a truck and being still transported to your walmart. Or, it's sitting in the back of the stockroom at your walmart (in pallets) and not taken out to the floors yet. Or, shady employees are hiding it so they can buy it later.

2. Walmart is the most efficient and has the most advance inventory management in the world. If the employees are telling you different about the app, then they are misinformed or wrong. There are too many coincidence where I went to the walmarts that showed "in stock" and it was there. And too many times, after I buy the last box, 10-30 mins later, it shows "out of stock".

The other day, I went to one of the walmarts early to pick up some 22lrs that shows in stock early in the morning. Was told by the worker there that they didn't get any shipment in that morning. I stated otherwise...... manager even came to me and stated the same thing. Instead of arguing, I left to hit up other walmarts. Came back 1 hr later (app still showing its in stock), sure enough........ after I left, 20 mins later, they brought out that night's ammo shipment. Same again with walmart #2. Worker and manager there swore there was no shipment. But according to the app, the ammo that shows "in stock". changed to "out of stock" by 10am.

3. When it shows "limited stock", it means there are only 1-3 boxes left.

4. Find out when your walmart start selling their ammo. Usually the ammo shipment arrives in the evening and they wont start selling it until the morning. Mine is usually around 7-8am. Every walmart runs different. Some have 3 box limit, some has 1 box limit, some open at 7am, some sell ammo all night. I usually check the inventories at night and plan which walmart to hit in the mornings. Usually the app gets really busy around 6-8am and might crash.

5. The people I've been telling to about the walmart app been getting really lucky. Sure beats waiting in huge lines at bass pro shop or academy. The lines are usually sparse here since not alot know about the app.

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Happen to stumble on a gold mine at glockforum.com forum. Using the Walmart app to scan barcodes off ammo boxes to search certain ammo that is not showing up on the usual search. So naturally they saved the pics of the barcodes. Now I can search for tulammo for 9mm.

Great thanks to the original posters in these threads below.

http://www.glockforum.com/forum/f...mmo-19448/
http://www.glockforum.com/forum/f...sts-19312/

22 Federal target 325 round brick
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223 Rem 55 Grain Full Metal Jacket
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Tula 9mm FMJ 115 GR 50 RDS PER BOX
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Tula 45 Auto FMJ 230 GR 50 RDS PER BOX
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American Eagle 40 SW 165 grain
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CCI 22lr Mini-Mag
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Federal 5.56 can with 420 rounds M855
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Federal 9mm in 50 round box
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Federal 525 .22 bulk
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Federal Ammunition 223 Rem 55gr Full Metal Jacket
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Federal champion .40 S&W 100rd value pack
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Federal Champion 9mm FMJ 100 rounds
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Federal Champion 230gr. .45 FMJ 50 rounds
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Mini mag 36gr HP
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Remington 180gr .40 Metal Case 250 Rounds
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Tulammo Brass Maxx 223 in 50 round box
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UMC 40S&W 100 round JHP
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WWB 9MM 100 round box
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WWB 100 round bulk 45acp
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WWB 165gr .40 FMJ 100 rounds
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Last Edited by doinky April 1, 2013 at 07:17 AM
Quote from Kegjon View Post :
Looks like when I use the iPhone app it only checks the closes 10 stores. We live in indianapolis and there is a Walmart on every corner. Used the app on iPad and it lets u see store avalibility in a map view. Works better for me. But never tought of this. GREAT POST!!
App for the ipad will give a map view of all the walmarts in your city. Very helpful if you have more than 10 walmart stores. Thanks Kegjon

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Added barcodes for unsearchable ammos like tulammo.

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Hot !!
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thanks op!
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Can I port this to my new smart meter ?
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This info been slowly trickling out to various gun forums with many having good results for a while now. Sure beats going to the stores blindly or buying at inflated prices off auctions or websites.

I usually start seeing the "in stock" updates after 9pm for me and later through the night.
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Are you a dealer? Just curious Smilie
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I've used the app for a week now. 10% accuracy so far. Almost useless.
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Is there a way to set a notification of when one of the products i want gets set as in stock?
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TU and repped. Just tried it and it's showing stock. Beats driving all over.
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I will gave it a try
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Quote from doinky View Post :
This info been slowly trickling out to various gun forums with many having good results for a while now. Sure beats going to the stores blindly or buying at inflated prices off auctions or websites.

I usually start seeing the "in stock" updates after 9pm for me and later through the night.

Good to know. Didn't want to wake up @ 5AM to check for ammo...I tried it through the mobile site last time I was there. This app will streamline it. Repped.
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I have been watching status on their website for my local walmart. I can confirm pretty much exactly as OP has stated. Seems to arrive and show stock between 4-7pm Then makes its way to the floor sometime before 8am. That doesn't narrow it down much, but that is what I have observed. I haven't pushed anything hard as far as asking someone to look in back.
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Quote from nathanralph View Post :
I've used the app for a week now. 10% accuracy so far. Almost useless.
I usually get lucky in the mornings when they start selling the ammo. Not so later that afternoon except 7.62. Those seem to last a day over here.


Quote from mirai View Post :
Are you a dealer? Just curious Smilie
Nope, just a gun owner that scoured the internet peering through ammo searches and gun forums looking for any hint of advantage to get hard to find ammo. Seems like this is the most consistent of them all.
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Gave away my secret...
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