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Old 04-09-2013, 12:59   #26
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Old 04-09-2013, 15:02   #27
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Mine worked great. Was able to find 45acp at three different walmarts. In stock meant lots of boxes. Limited supply meant two.

Even found some WWB 230gr JHP!!!


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I've seen a box or two of .45 every time I was there... Quite frequently... Getting a sense that those aren't selling as fast. So are the 300 and 30-06.

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Old 04-09-2013, 15:21   #28
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I've gotten kinda serious about this app. Just a couple of notes

I've limited my monitoring to only those calibers that I really want and only those products that have a great price per round. So that would be .223, 9mm, and .40 in value packaging for me.

The app will keep a history of 4 Zipcodes. Each zipcode covers a radius of 20 miles. I strategically picked the ones where my daily travels might take me.

Not all store inventories are correct. Best to find this out while your stores that you are monitoring are truely out. Out of about 35 stores and 5 products that I am monitoring it looks like the inventory is incorrect on 3 listings. Not bad for 175 entries.

Some people just camp out at my most local Walmart for any ammo to be placed on the shelves at 8:30 PM. It was quite orderly when I witnessed this yesterday, but I'm not camping out for 1.5 hours to get .22 rimfire that I don't shoot. Only a few of those waiting had a clue what was arriving.

Sunday morning was a fantastic day for me to get my 15 boxes of ammo, so I think off times and stores that are not in areas with a lot of shooters are the way to go. Stores that are in more economically depressed or very affluent areas may be better too. Just fewer shooters in my opinion. And if you are going to spend this much effort, take a spouse or girlfriend with you to double your quantity.

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Old 04-09-2013, 15:25   #29
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if you are going to spend this much effort, take a spouse or girlfriend with you to double your quantity.
I go with my spouse, my girlfriend, and my spouses' girlfriend. lol
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Old 04-11-2013, 20:53   #30
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Can anyone tell which app this is in I tunes? There are a lot of walmart apps.
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Old 04-12-2013, 05:41   #31
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It's the plain Walmart app for the iPhone only. I have to run the iPhone version on my iPad.
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Old 04-12-2013, 06:46   #32
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Thank you, thank you, thank you !!!!!!!!!!

The wifey and I purchased 1,500 rounds of Federal Champion 115 gr in 100 round value packs for $21.37 each at 3 Walmarts within a 20 mile radius today thanks to your posting about this app. It was a little work, but well worth it. We followed Walmart's guidelines, no more than 3 boxes per day per individual at each store. The app was right on. At one store we bought the last 3 boxes and in about 15 minutes the app showed that store was out of stock. FWIW, Federal Champions cycle just just fine in my Gen 3 19. I've shot about 300 of them in the past with zero issues. These are not for resale. IDPA, here I come.

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Old 04-19-2013, 19:47   #33
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I've been trying this app. But, its "GPS" keeps me at a location where I am not. It's weird. It thinks I'm at my office, for some reason. But, I'm 30 miles away at home. So, that's not working for me, as it lists the stores close to my office instead of where I actually am.

Even though I've selected the Walmart close to my house as "my store," when it shows that store out of stock and then recommends the other stores... those stores are in increasing radius from my office location. And, only out to about 6 miles.

Hope that makes sense.

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Old 04-19-2013, 20:36   #34
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Interesting. What device do you have? iPhone 5, Android? I'm running an iPhone 5 with iOS 6.1.3 and have had no issues. I'm also monitoring 4 other Zipcodes, even one a 1,000 miles away in another state.

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Old 04-19-2013, 21:22   #35
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Interesting. What device do you have? iPhone 5, Android? I'm running an iPhone 5 with iOS 6.1.3 and have had no issues. I'm also monitoring 4 other Zipcodes, even one a 1,000 miles away in another state.
Android. All other apps have no issues with my location. It's not my phone. It's the app.

I don't see any option or feature in the app to monitor other zip codes.
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Old 04-20-2013, 08:45   #36
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Sounds like the apps for the iPhone and android are pretty different.
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Sounds like the apps for the iPhone and android are pretty different.
Functionally, they sound the same to me. It's just that mine seems to think I'm somewhere I'm not.
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Old 04-20-2013, 16:54   #38
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Tried to use this today and 2 of my local stores said tulammo 223 in stock so I drive over and like usuall.... Nothing.
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Old 04-20-2013, 17:10   #39
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Tried to use this today and 2 of my local stores said tulammo 223 in stock so I drive over and like usuall.... Nothing.
If the same 2 stores reported out of stock yesterday, then I think they may have actually gotten the ammo in. Either it was sold, not placed on the shelves yet, or maybe "something" else.

The 5 stores that I visit most in my area are usually spot on with this app.
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Old 04-20-2013, 19:53   #40
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Wal-Mart is in the service business, they have no reason to hide anything. Ask questions at the help desk at your local Wal-Mart. They take customer satisfaction seriously. Complain !
Here one wm will start selling only at 7am,,another only at 8am (clerk pointed out a sign referring to "state law" sign, which I didn't bother reading)
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Old 04-22-2013, 12:54   #41
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THe app works for me. Problem is that everyone else has the same idea. There are two "local" WM to me. One only puts out the ammo in the AM. They open at 6AM. Line starts at 0530. The other will put out ammo 9-10pm if it comes in. Usually 8-10 people hanging around the counter waiting for the cart to come out.
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Old 04-25-2013, 03:01   #42
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THe app works for me. Problem is that everyone else has the same idea. There are two "local" WM to me. One only puts out the ammo in the AM. They open at 6AM. Line starts at 0530. The other will put out ammo 9-10pm if it comes in. Usually 8-10 people hanging around the counter waiting for the cart to come out.
Who would of ever guessed that people would camp out for ammo.

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Old 04-26-2013, 20:21   #43
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Got to work and checked my phone, it said the store had WWB .40 in stock. I drove there and nothing was to be found, the guy said they got some in last night but they sold right away. So I guess if I don't see it immediately I'll be SOL.

I did see some .357 ammo though. Not that it helps me at all.
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Old 04-27-2013, 12:03   #44
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Right now it is best to call ahead to confirm stock.

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Old 04-27-2013, 12:05   #45
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I was on hold for 5 minutes while they tried to track the guy down. I gave up and just drove the two miles.
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I was just at my local WM yesterday in NH. The ammo shelves were bare.
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Old 05-05-2013, 10:41   #47
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I downloaded this app to my iPhone.
I search for 9mm federal 100 round packs friday night, nothing local.
Yesterday morning I do the search again. Bam! In stock at Simi Valley and valencia.
I get breakfast with my girl and get ready to go. I rechecked to make certain. Now the Simi Valley location was out of stock but Valencia still had in stock.
Yes!
When I get there , nothing in stock!
I informed the lady who appeared to be the manager that the walmart app said itsin stock. She adamantly explained that they did not get any ammo at all in that day!
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Old 05-05-2013, 10:51   #48
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Please monitor locations for a minimum of 48 hours to verify that their stock status is correct on a particular item. If its a hot caliber and it shows in stock for more than 48 hours, you know their inventory is not correct or items have been misplaced in the stock room.

After you get a feel for things, then you need to learn when the stores put out stock. The app will show in stock when the truck arrives, it's not when the product is rolled out to the floor. Be nice, be prepared to arrive early, and you will be rewarded.

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Old 05-05-2013, 10:59   #49
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I hear you Barry.
Gotta get there early!
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Works on my Android tablet as well. Seemed to be pretty accurate.
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