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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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#16
I guess it's a "hot deal" that Wal Mart has an app?????
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Where do you live that you have 13 Wal-Marts?
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I guess it's a "hot deal" that Wal Mart has an app?????
I guess losers typing about the location of a post is a waste of time. Wink
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Gave away my secret...
There was this incident that happened in the morning few days ago. A couple that was yelling at a worker and a manager saying that the walmart app shows the ammo they looking for is "in stock". They were persistent but pissed. That put a smile on my face. Either the walmart employees were clueless or they were trying to keep it for themselves. The couple didnt tell me what they were looking for. But it was either the 22lr, or federal 9mm 100pks. I didnt wait to see what happened because I ended up going to the next walmart on my list. Sure enough, that suspected walmart sold out of those items at 10am.

I hope more people use the app and catch some of the employees in a lie as they demand whats up. Sooner or later they will realize its not worth it arguing with customers.
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Where do you live that you have 13 Wal-Marts?
San Antonio, Tx. bounce

http://www.google.com/search?q=wa...24&bih=676
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Not a hot deal at all.
Make a wikihow or an instructable, that should satisfy your urges. Wrong forum
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Where do you live that you have 13 Wal-Marts?
Phoenix has at least 15 superstores just inside the 101 loop. Theres a lot more outside of the 101 loop too which is all part of the Phoenix Valley area. I'm about 15 mins from 3 walmarts, more once they finish that 303 loop.
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#23
Don't know about where you are, but the local truck arrives at my closest Wally World around 4:30p and the ammo generally comes out a half hour or hour later. I don't know that it works the same everywhere...all depends on the area I guess.
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Does anybody know the SKU for the cheap 9mm Tulammo? It doesn't show up when searching.
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Does anybody know the SKU for the cheap 9mm Tulammo? It doesn't show up when searching.
Tulammo doesnt show up on the app for any caliber except 7.62 when Ive been using it.
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#26
What's the "deal"? Not trying to be a dick, but is there a monetary deal to downloading the app, or does it just serve as a way to check in store inventory? Is ammo sparse these days or something?
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#27
Great information, thank you. i will give this a try because I usually swing by a few Walmarts a week and usually walk away empty handed because of no stock.
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I have been doing this for a couple of weeks but not with the APP. Just downloaded the app and its way smoother than running on my iPhone. I have noticed the best time to look is after 7pm and if it shows in stock then its on the truck for the morning. I show up early and its there every time. I did discover that the website has stopped updating some of the ammo, like .223, I contacted Walmart cust. service and they said they will no longer update the website with this information. The App does have this still updated. So thank you OP!!! I can find my .223 ammo again!
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What's the "deal"? Not trying to be a dick, but is there a monetary deal to downloading the app, or does it just serve as a way to check in store inventory? Is ammo sparse these days or something?
It is basically about half the price you will pay for similar ammo if it is in stock.

I am not sure if you are trolling or just don't follow ammo availability(which if you don't shoot you wouldn't) but ammo availability is AWFUL. Prices are 2-3 times what they were before November last year and that is if you can even find anything.
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#30
Thanks op... glad this set off my alert. No sarcasm intended.
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