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Old 03-18-2013, 12:18 AM
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Wanted to create an official thread for tips and suggestions on scoring Ammo at Wal-Mart using the website or the app.
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Old 03-18-2013, 12:26 AM
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I've tried the app several times in the Denver area with no luck.
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I've had some success. I have watched as stores have gone from Out of Stock to In Stock. Not all stores, but there have been a few stores that have gotten ammo in now. I was in a store today that had 10 boxes of .223 and .38 special and others. They did not have any .22LR or 9mm though.
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Old 03-18-2013, 12:45 AM
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I don't think they can update it that fast. It comes in and it goes out, blink.
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I've had the app for over a week. Nothing. No status changes at all. I was about to give up. Today I check it about 4pm and the local store showed 22lr in stock and so did 2 other surrounding stores. I went to the local store and sure enough nothing on the shelves. I call from in the store and ask to speak to a manager. The manage that answers is a guy I know. I explain about what the app says and he tells me that he doesn't have any. He decides to double check for me and says "wow it says I have 10". I said that's what I just told you. He says well maybe it's a mistake. I don't let up and say maybe its coming on the truck and just not here yet. He says look man I can see everything that's coming on the truck and also what any other store is getting on the truck. I said well the app shows these 3 stores getting these items. He's getting frustrated and says I'll check again but I already have!! There is silence then he says "wait a minute that store IS getting those items. Lets check our store again". Then "you are right I just found it. We are getting what u said and it will be out at 7am. Be here then". So I guess what I'm saying is that app is right on. If they tell u different I'd keep drilling them on it. And I'm not a guy to keep on and on about something but im tired of these ppl giving us the run around. Good luck to you guys. I'll see what happens in the morning.
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Try to take it a little easy on the employees themselves. I am a former victim of Mr. Sam's employment, and can attest that the company doesn't give the folks in the stores the tools to help the customers the way they should... They also promote more for how good you are at towing the company line and brown nosing than they do for skill or intelligence.

I'm not saying to excuse poor service, but do try to be patient with the folks you speak to...

Your issues with stock also have something to do with how the stores themselves operate. The day's trailers usually arrive at the store itself somewhere between 8pm and 2pm the following day. The crew that unloads the trailer arrives at 4pm and is *EXPECTED* to have that trailer completely unloaded no later than 7pm (regardless of how many pieces are actually on the trailer) Ammunition is *USUALLY* put into a locked cage with the high ticket electronics, then distributed to the floor some time between 10-11pm to be restocked on the shelves overnight (before 7am). (*This is for non-24hour Walmarts, at the 24 hour ones the product can actually hit the shelf any time, but usually in that 12m - 7a window.)

7am is *USUALLY* going to be your best time to hit up Walmart if its not a 24-hour store. If it IS a 24 hour store, the wee hours of the morning might be your best bet, but it can really be a crapshoot.
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Ok just got back from 2 WM. The app showed the local walmart only getting 10 boxes of Remington 225rds. 30 miles away walmart showed to be getting a much larger shipment. Woke up early and made it to WM 30 miles away at 6:15. First one there. Sure enough at 7 when they put the ammo out everything the app said was coming in was in. I grabbed 3 boxes of 333 and headed back. Now my previous comment explained how I had to keep on asking about the shipment the app said was coming in. Well when I get back to town its 8am and I know those little 10 boxes are well gone but I decide to stop by anyway. 3 guys waiting in line and they say they haven't seen anyone come out yet. Strange. Well a manager sees us and calls the sporting good manager out. He comes out and says "all we got in was a few boxes of 9mm. Everyone was wanting 22lr but the first 2 guys jump on the 9mm and leave. Next guy in line is my buddy so I say "hey where's the 10 boxes of Remington 222rds that was shipped?" He says there was none. We go back and forth about 2 minutes and he says let me go check again. At least 15 minutes go by and that manager I talked to yesterday shows up, asks where the guy is, then also goes in the back. Another 5 minutes goes by and out comes the guy with......10 boxes of Remington 22rds and a case of 9mm. He looks at me and says "Man you know more than I do and I'm a department manager. We had a laugh, got my ammo and out the door. I have become pretty close with most of the guys there and at no time was I rude with any of them. Just persistent. Trust the app and what the other guys said on the other thread about it. It works.
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Has anyone had any luck in the NY area? Specifically Long Island.
I have about 15+ stores I can get to within a 30 minute drive and a bunch of them say in stock on certain ammo but then when I call or just go to see most people say they don't stock ammo period.

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I just scored three boxes of 9mm using the app today. Every time I use it it works. It is a totally legit score when you can get the 100 round value packs for $22. I also have about 8 different walmarts in two different states to choose from. I am also a bit OCD with it. I don't care if it is 10 at night. If it pops up as in stock I will go get my three boxes.
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I use the website, but what is this app you guys are talking about?
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I use the website, but what is this app you guys are talking about?
I downloaded an app to my Ipad but it doesn't say which stores are getting what. It only lists items as out of stock or limited inventory etc...and it only checks one store (your designated store)at a time.

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Ok just got back from 2 WM. The app showed the local walmart only getting 10 boxes of Remington 225rds. 30 miles away walmart showed to be getting a much larger shipment. Woke up early and made it to WM 30 miles away at 6:15. First one there. Sure enough at 7 when they put the ammo out everything the app said was coming in was in. I grabbed 3 boxes of 333 and headed back. Now my previous comment explained how I had to keep on asking about the shipment the app said was coming in. Well when I get back to town its 8am and I know those little 10 boxes are well gone but I decide to stop by anyway. 3 guys waiting in line and they say they haven't seen anyone come out yet. Strange. Well a manager sees us and calls the sporting good manager out. He comes out and says "all we got in was a few boxes of 9mm. Everyone was wanting 22lr but the first 2 guys jump on the 9mm and leave. Next guy in line is my buddy so I say "hey where's the 10 boxes of Remington 222rds that was shipped?" He says there was none. We go back and forth about 2 minutes and he says let me go check again. At least 15 minutes go by and that manager I talked to yesterday shows up, asks where the guy is, then also goes in the back. Another 5 minutes goes by and out comes the guy with......10 boxes of Remington 22rds and a case of 9mm. He looks at me and says "Man you know more than I do and I'm a department manager. We had a laugh, got my ammo and out the door. I have become pretty close with most of the guys there and at no time was I rude with any of them. Just persistent. Trust the app and what the other guys said on the other thread about it. It works.
How are you seeing how many boxes they are getting? I only see it either say In Stock, Limited Stock, or Out of Stock. Are you using the Android App or iPhone/iPad app? On the iPhone and iPad apps it has nothing regarding how many boxes.
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How are you seeing how many boxes they are getting? I only see it either say In Stock, Limited Stock, or Out of Stock. Are you using the Android App or iPhone/iPad app? On the iPhone and iPad apps it has nothing regarding how many boxes.
You give the item number to customer service and they will tell you if it's back there or not. If you see something "in stock" and suspect the employees or managers back there are giving you the run around, go straight to customer service! These guys take it very seriously!!! I know first hand "some" employees/stores are full of **** and we now call their bluff and guess what? 99% of the time we walk out w/ our 3 limit.

I had Arnold Walmart Management lie about checking in back and they said I was wrong and the app was wrong and to come back tomorrow for the other truck that's coming in. Well, my neighbor went there a couple hours later and saw a guy walking out w/ 3 boxes of 555 winchester that was supposedly "in stock" but was no where to be found per management. Some of these workers are holding it for their personal agendas/gains. I posted my receipts in the 15-22 thread just to PROVE to you guys you can get ammo w/ this app!!! Better yet, see below

*The Fed 325 and 525 was bought elsewhere. Only the Winchester 333, 555, and 9mm were purchased using the website and app. I would have bought more ONLY if I knew about this "in stock" status months ago!!! I just learned of it a few weeks ago. Now it's YOUR turn!

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So can someone please post the link to this Walmart app., please
Name of the Iphone app.
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So can someone please post the link to this Walmart app., please
Name of the Iphone app.
Go to the app store and search Walmart. Im on Android but they should be similar.
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The app is called Walmart. Go to your iTunes store or the Google Play store and in the search bar type in Walmart. Hit download and install. No you have your App. Have Fun and Good Luck.

P.S. There is also a function with in the app that allows you to use the in-app bar-code scarred and it will bring up that item locally. We should get a thread going with just pictures of UPC bar-codes with the type and price of ammo for others to do quick searches with there phones. And yes you can scan the bar-code with your phone or tablet when the bar-code is on a computer screen.
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Any clue as to when stock status is updated on the apps? Is it when its unloaded or what? I havent seen anything come up in stock in over a week between 8 stores.
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FYI.....just because it's at the store...doesn't mean they have to put it out. My local Walmart Manager told me that he's stocking the shelves at different times to allow other people a chance to get ammo. He's sick of the same people getting all the ammo at 7am.
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P.S. There is also a function with in the app that allows you to use the in-app bar-code scarred and it will bring up that item locally. We should get a thread going with just pictures of UPC bar-codes with the type and price of ammo for others to do quick searches with there phones. And yes you can scan the bar-code with your phone or tablet when the bar-code is on a computer screen.
Now we're talking!

My phone or ipad (1st gen)will not scan but I could enter the codes manually I guess.
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Lol I was able to score about 3500 rds off the website then got the app and haven't seen anything in stock since I got it. It is much faster than the website though. If you use the bar code does that tell you how many they are getting in stock?
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How fast does the app update to out of stock? That is just as important.
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I wish i could get a straight answer out of walmart, they have had ammo at various times when i go by there store guys in sporting goods say there are allowed to sale it between 7 and 9 am so i went back at 630 am this morning and it was all gone management says its policy to stock overnight and sale as soon as it hits the shelves, then call back and get another management team member and they say they have no idea who is telling people this 7 am BS but yet there was 10 ppl there this morning that were all told the 7am BS. I wish there was somewhere else to buy this stuff
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called walamrt customer service corporate office and filled a complaint about my local store supposedly the offical store manager will contact me within 24 hours to address my concerns
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I did a search on the app just now and found some .22s that showed in stock at a Walmart roughly an hour from the house.

Spoke to CSR in sporting goods and was informed that they didn't have anything in stock. I ended up questioned that since the app said that they were in stock. He looked up the Walmart product number for me and sure enough said it showed he had 10 boxes. He asked if he could put me on hold...After waiting for about 10 minutes another CSR picked up the line and said that they didn't have any.

After checking the website again, I found Winchester 333 at same Walmart. Instead of speaking to sporting goods went straight to customer service. Explained the situation to what seemed like a punk kid on the phone.

I was told (which seems weird) that the department managers have to update the stocking info and it may not always be a live data feed.

I find that hard to believe as I watched a show one time that detailed Walmart's inventory central HQ and they knew what and how many of an item was in a store at any given time.

So I contacted Walmart.com asking them if how quick the in stock status were updated...I'll forward any response to you guys.

I have about given up locally to find ammo and had better luck the last few weeks competing for the below .10/rd online.
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I actually went in search of 9mm that was listed as limited stock. Didn't find the 9mm but did get 45 and there was tons of 40

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It comes down to this. They either don't know, don't wanna look, lying so they can let friends get it, or just lazy. I do know that EVERY time we had the "we don't have " / "yes you do" argument I've been right. It's just hell sometimes getting them to go look. Also, the way I knew how many boxes is because I know the manager at the local Walmart and had him look it up by item number. He also could pull up the list of what any Walmart was getting on the truck. With that info I drove a little farther to hit a store with bigger boxes and more supply. Bettering my chances of getting something. Good luck to all of u. I just started using the app and went from out of ammo to a few thousand rounds.
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It comes down to this. They either don't know, don't wanna look, lying so they can let friends get it, or just lazy. I do know that EVERY time we had the "we don't have " / "yes you do" argument I've been right. It's just hell sometimes getting them to go look. Also, the way I knew how many boxes is because I know the manager at the local Walmart and had him look it up by item number. He also could pull up the list of what any Walmart was getting on the truck. With that info I drove a little farther to hit a store with bigger boxes and more supply. Bettering my chances of getting something. Good luck to all of u. I just started using the app and went from out of ammo to a few thousand rounds.
I've been watching 9mm at another local Walmart. They've gone from out of stock - in stock - limited stock - in stock. Tomorrow morning I'm going to hit them up. Maybe I'm not being pushy enough (don't want to come off being an a**) but if the system says its there it's gotta be, I would think.
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Was at Walmart tonite cruised by the sporting goods and they had just brought out the Winchester 100 rd boxes of 9mm that they don't have listed on the website. I only bought one box as I have plenty of 9mn like a dummy I could have bought 2 more and traded for 22lr! I wonder if there is other ammo that they carry but don't list on website or all?
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I forget where I heard it but it is my understanding that the Walmart website only gets updates from the stores once a day - probably at midnight store time - which means that between a product being tagged as "in store" - and being put on the shelf - and being sold - and being updated in the system as having been sold - the website could be as much as 24 hours out of sync with reality.

That said it would be nice if there was some way to know at least approximately when your local store generally receives their ammo deliveries (if there is a set time, and I suspect there is, since cross shipping is one of the reasons Walmart exists as it does today, so unless they are not getting product from the vendor it should be hitting the stores) and approximately how long it takes to get from the receiving dock to the floor.

More bothersome perhaps is one of the Walmart locations near me is showing several items in stock but the gal there said they have not stocked ammo for some time and based on all the knives and other stuff in what must have been the ammo case in the past I can believe it.
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If anyone can get 124 or 147gr 9mm fmj for around $0.25/rd from their local walmarts (since the ones in NY are all sold out) id happily pay a small fee for you're time.

I'm looking to accumulate 500 rounds.

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I checked just after midnight this morning before bed and saw the Winchester Super Speed .22lr was in stock at my Walmart. Was 5th in line at 7am. Just left with three hundred rounds for $22. The app has worked flawlessly for me twice now. Just have to get there early!

Note: walmart's stock seems to run the same from what I can tell, which means if yours doesn't have it now its probably on the truck.
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I forget where I heard it but it is my understanding that the Walmart website only gets updates from the stores once a day - probably at midnight store time - which means that between a product being tagged as "in store" - and being put on the shelf - and being sold - and being updated in the system as having been sold - the website could be as much as 24 hours out of sync with reality.
I don't think this is the case. It may vary from store to store, but in my case yesterday the app and website showed Federal 9mm FMJ in stock. I called and the very nice lady (which was a surprise) in Sporting Goods told me yes, they had 6. Two vultures overheard and bought 5, but I was able to score one box of 50.

Checking the app and website about an hour later showed they were out, so I do believe it is updated off of their Point of Sale Systems.

My closest local WM still seems to be a pain as they will show some items in stock and say they don't have it and I get the same run-around from a manager others have.

Oh well, when you have what people want you can act how you want. You're just the one who has to live with yourself.

I will say that some of the "associates" have been rather helpful and friendly and did actually take down my information since they have seen me so often checking. There's a list of about 10 of us and when it comes in they call, then it's a mad dash to beat the others in.
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wally world people are hoarding for themselves and friends bet that.I have 2 wm in my town and both are stocking at 2 different times.
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I picked up another 3 boxes using the app today. The walmarts I go to is using a strict 3 box limit. They still had about 10-15 boxes left.
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Duh, what app are you guys talking about? Where can I get it?
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Duh, what app are you guys talking about? Where can I get it?
the wal mart app for a smart phone or android. I don't where you get it for android I think google but, for the iPhone just go to itunes and App Store and search wal mart app it comes up Walmart and its free
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Haven't had any luck with any of my walmarts. One store shows in stock so I called and they transferred me to the guy in sporting goods. He ran the sku and told me its showing 38 boxes of the federal 525 but says he knows their not in the store. I don't get it!
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3 boxes of 50 rounds of .40 SW 13.47 a box
9 boxes of 20 7.62x39 5.07 box

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Showed they had Winchester 100 rnd pk of .22LR but after 30 minutes of watching the co-manager dig through pallets I left they may find it and I might miss it but oh well
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scored some 45 for a friend today.

The lady that sold it to us said she found it setting in a box behind the counter and evidently someone forgot to put it on the shelf lol.
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Had to share my walmart experience yesterday morning. A walmart over an hour away from me started showing 5 boxes of 100 winchester super speeds at about midnight the night before. I made the drive and was the very first person in line when the 7 am shift (which distributes ammo) came in. THe guy tells me they have no .22s. I say its odd that their site would just start showing it for no reason at midnight (it didn't show before that) and ask him to recheck. He disappears in back for 5 minutes, comes out and says he doesn't have any. I go get the store manager and she comes back and actually takes it pretty serious. She has the employee scan the shelf tag for that brand and size ammo, and sure enough, it shows them having 5 boxes. I tell her my suspicions are that some employee is holding out and/or has hidden them. She calls the employy to the side and I hear her say "if you know anything about these you need to tell me right now, this is serious" and the guy swears he doesn't. The manager then goes herself and searches for like 10 minutes....nothing. She apologizes and says she doesn't know whats going on. I give her my card with my phone number and ask her to keep an eye on the computer inventory because I suspect it will mysteriously show up as being sold later in the day. She says if it does she will find out who sold it and where they got it from. Well, this morning- sure enough- it was shown as "sold out". I called the manager to see what happened and she said it never showed up and they just cleared it out because people kept comming in looking for it. My suspicion is that whoever was hiding knew they couldn't sell it to their friend or themselves after all the attention being paid to it, so they either outright stole it or threw it away rather than having it show up as being sold. But of course its all speculation. It is possible it was just an honest inventory error, but it sure seems suspicious. A very similar incident happened 2 weeks ago and on the same day a local gun shop mysteriously came up with the exact same brand and box size that had unexplainable vanished from walmart and the gun shop was selling it for 4.5 times the walmart price. It was their first .22 in weeks.....the same day walmart "lost" the same ammo. I told the manager all this and she seemed interested, but who knows. Anyway, just a story i wanted to share.
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My experience with the WM website/app stock status has been great for scoring 9mm and a complete failure for .22.
My local WM has been showing various .22 ammo as in stock. Even when I show up early in the morning they insist they have none nor have they had any in months. They also insist that they have no ammo squirreled away "in the back".

My trips haven't been completely fruitless. Sunday they had Winchester 100 rd. 9mm packs and they even had 10/22's @ pre-craze prices.
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Just wanted to say thanks for this thread. I never heard of this app until this thread popped up on a search this morning. I went to my local Walmart this morning around 8:30 looking for any 22LR.......none to be found. I found out about the app from this thread when I got home a little while later, downloaded it, and lo-and-behold! They showed some Remington 50packs in stock. So, I went back, and they had just stocked it in the case. I would have never thought to go check again today, but I'm glad I listened to the app. It's been slim pickings around here, especially for 22LR.(If I'm really lucky, they'll have some left tomorrow so I can get 3 more!)
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Ok so all walmarts around me have been showing out of stock on everything 22lr related for the past week except one store 22 miles away. Calling them is a nuisance I feel.. driving there with crazy gas prices and an suv kinda sucks too. I can get ahold of 50 packs of remington, easily, but my gsg hates them :-( been getting the run around with every Walmart I have contacted. Is this gonna get any easier?
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This is for some of you who seem to have a lot of experience with the wal-mart app and web site:
# 1.) Is there any difference between the accuracy/dependability of the app vs the actual walmart web site???? I am the last person on the planet who still doesn't have a smart phone (just a basic cell phone). SO I can't use the app. But I can and do check the walmart site quite often. DO they show the same things?

#2.) On the web site, is there anyway of checking the inventory of all their assorted .22 box sizes and brands at once? I have to click on each individual brand and box size, then click on "check other stores in my area" in order to see whats out there.

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This is for some of you who seem to have a lot of experience with the wal-mart app and web site:
# 1.) Is there any difference between the accuracy/dependability of the app vs the actual walmart web site???? I am the last person on the planet who still doesn't have a smart phone (just a basic cell phone). SO I can't use the app. But I can and do check the walmart site quite often. DO they show the same things?

#2.) On the web site, is there anyway of checking the inventory of all their assorted .22 box sizes and brands at once? I have to click on each individual brand and box size, then click on "check other stores in my area" in order to see whats out there.

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This is for some of you who seem to have a lot of experience with the wal-mart app and web site:
# 1.) Is there any difference between the accuracy/dependability of the app vs the actual walmart web site???? I am the last person on the planet who still doesn't have a smart phone (just a basic cell phone). SO I can't use the app. But I can and do check the walmart site quite often. DO they show the same things?

#2.) On the web site, is there anyway of checking the inventory of all their assorted .22 box sizes and brands at once? I have to click on each individual brand and box size, then click on "check other stores in my area" in order to see whats out there.

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Yea pretty much same except app is quicker, but the website will show more stores for each item than the app will at one time.
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I just downloaded the walmart app. .22lr showed in stock at 3 stores. I hit all 3 this morning. First store had a whole crapload (couple cases easy) of super X .22's.. I got 3 boxes. Went to next store, scored another 3 boxes. 3rd store also said in stock but nothing was there.. Overall a great experience.
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Went back to the same WM I scored at yesterday "just for s**ts & giggles"......Looked in the case quick and nothing.......wait, what's that?!?! Put my nose up to the glass and there are 3-50 packs of rem subsonics stuck between the shelf and the back of the cabinet! I wonder how many people missed seeing those. They stocked the one case they got around noon yesterday.
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Put in my zip code 53916 and see how many Walmarts have a single box of anything ....

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