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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/

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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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Quote from newdealforyou View Post :
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?
Way to check inventory. There has been a nationwide shortage for months. Ammo going 2-3 times its normal prices.
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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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Way to check inventory. There has been a nationwide shortage for months. Ammo going 2-3 times its normal prices.
Oh ok thanks for the info. I've only shot a few times at the range, and had wanted to keep some 9mm bullets around for the next time, but I really didn't know there was a shortage of them.. what is it about this app that makes the prices cheaper?
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I guess losers typing about the location of a post is a waste of time. Wink
Well let me just leave this thumbs down and be on my way....
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National shortage = price gorging. Walmart still selling it at retail prices
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Just used the app and scored 3 boxes of 9mm. Thanks OP.
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Oh ok thanks for the info. I've only shot a few times at the range, and had wanted to keep some 9mm bullets around for the next time, but I really didn't know there was a shortage of them.. what is it about this app that makes the prices cheaper?
It isn't that it specifically makes it cheaper but it does make it easier to find in stock ammo at Walmart and they are one of the few places who haven't raised prices.
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Does WM sell Federal 22LR bulk packs or only Winchester bulk packs? I've heard the Winchester 22LR is really dirty compared to Federal bulk.
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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!!
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Well let me just leave this thumbs down and be on my way....
Awesome. Thanks for heading outta here!
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Quote from newdealforyou View Post :
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?
If you don't know about it then why are interested enough to ask?
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Thanks OP. I've literally stopped by dozens of times and never had any luck finding something in stock. Hopefully this will help!
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Got 3 boxes of Federal 223 tonight thanks to this post. Thanks OP!!
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Does WM sell Federal 22LR bulk packs or only Winchester bulk packs? I've heard the Winchester 22LR is really dirty compared to Federal bulk.
They sell whinchesters, federals and Remington's. But I haven't seen any federal 22lr in months. During this shortage, you can't be picky and just take whatever is available.
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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!!
Agreed. On the iPad it shows the whole map of your city when you zoom it out. Shows the in stock in green and out of stock in gray. I use it when I'm at home checking the inventory.
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Thanks OP. Just got three 100 round boxes of Fed 223. Getting my front sight installed later this week (optics ready was the only carbine I could find), so hopefully will have enough ammo by next weekend to spend a few hours at the range breaking it in.
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