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How To Succeed on Walmart Restocks
TLDR; Walmart+ Membership is needed to participate in PS5 & Series X restocks
Walmart restocks occur about every other week. They typically restock the PS5 and the Series X, but not always on the same day.
To the average consumer’s benefit, Walmart typically sells consoles only, vs selling consoles in bundles, which can hike up the cost dramatically.
So how do I maximize my chances of success?
Recently, Walmart has added an extra layer of protection against bots that buy in bulk. Consumers are now required to be a Walmart+ member to participate in Xbox Series X and PS5 restocks. If you are interested in finding success on one of their next gen console drops, this is where you want to start.
Click Here to Buy a Walmart+ membership ($12.95/month or $98/year)
*Note that you absolutely can cancel your membership with no penalty after securing a console, if you do not wish to keep it.
How exactly do Walmart restocks work?
Now that you’re a Walmart+ member, you are ready to start participating in their online restock events. But to maximize your chances for success, there are things you need to know.
Recent Walmart restocks have been at 12PM ET
Walmart used to restock in what we call “waves”
Waves are when a retailers releases the total quantity of available stock in increments. Historically, Walmart has release stock in increments of 10 minutes.
What that means is, for restocks starting at 3PM ET, consumers had the most success refreshing their browser and trying to add to cart at 3PM, 3:10, 3:20, etc. until available stock was sold out.
Walmart now uses a Timed Queue during restocks
With a queue, you are placed in line, first come first serve. With this process you simply have to wait until your timer goes to zero and you are given the opportunity to purchase the console being sold in the restock event.
You typically have about 5-10 minutes to checkout once through the queue. From there it is important not to leave the page or refresh.
What else can I do to increase my chances for success?
There are a few key actions that can be done to increase your chances for success on any restock that happens.
Sign into each big retailer early each morning. Signing in during a drop can be a huge waste of time and can cost you your success as others checkout.
Have your payment set up and ready to go on each website. You don’t want to be scrambling and wasting time during a drop.
Follow + Turn ON @SupplyNinja Twitter Notifications. It is imperative that you receive all of the alerts that I tweet out… on time.
#NeverGiveUp! This is a hashtag you will see me use over and over again. If you ever want to give up, just think about if all the people who succeeded at getting a console had given up just the day before.
Not everyone will win on every restock, but everyone has an equal chance! Persistence and positivity win in the long run. Thank you for your support, and don’t forget to share SupplyNinja with your friends and family. Good luck!