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post #1 of 83 (permalink) Old 03-20-2017, 01:09 PM Thread Starter
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hello all,
to someone that frequent use brickseek to get a hotwheel, can share how accurate this site?
it could be a saver for many people's gas and time
like me, mostly it is only because i want to get hotwheel i go to walmart.
because for weekly grocery shoping, walmart is not my first choice.
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It's worked for me twice now for the big shippers. I'm assuming you are asking because you are still seeing FF cars are out of stock in your area. You have to remember that when stuff first comes out and it's not yet shipped to a store and you look for it on brickseeker....It will show it's out of stock in RED....Once it's in stock back room or floor..The indicator turns GREENA maybe not right away. Same if something gets sold, the numbers don't always change right away.

Now here is the bad part. When the item sells out it once again turns red. The thing with using it for Hot Wheels ESPECIALLY on Walmart Exclusives, is that if you haven't looked in several hours the item may have came in the and the indicator turned green. A reseller sees it, runs to the store and buys it all up. The indicator turns red again...And you look after he buys it all and it still says out of stock. So you may not realize it did come in but sold out just as fast. That's the only thing that can make it inaccurate for the user. The other thing of course is glitches in the system and the numbers may take a bit of time to reflect what they have in the store. It's worked for me twice now. So I would say it's pretty accurate as long as you stay on top of it. It you miss the window between shipment and sell out you may never realize they got in.

All in all its an excellent tool to use. It's what the resellers use in addition to visiting stores every night to get the drop on all of us.lol

Another issue is getting the UPC number OR SKU. I was able to get it from an image online someone did of the back of the card. I zoomed it..bingo....Got the number. So you have to have it. Usually the West coast gets stuff before east so you have to hope they will share the UPC/SKU with you.

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I don't know. It is definitely not the be all, end all answer. May depend on helpful employees too.

I looked up a Walmart in my area, and specifically went to one because it said it had the inventory, in stock, in green, and a significant number too.

When I got there, this pic is what I found. No employee could help to say they had any more, or not, or even if they would bring any out, or get any more.

Didn't save me any time or gas.


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I don't know. It is definitely not the be all, end all answer. May depend on helpful employees too.

I looked up a Walmart in my area, and specifically went to one because it said it had the inventory, in stock, in green, and a significant number too.

When I got there, this pic is what I found. No employee could help to say they had any more, or not, or even if they would bring any out, or get any more.

Didn't save me any time or gas.


I bought some at my Walmart. Inventory didn't reflect what I bought right away. It's a helpful tool but you pretty much have to get to the store when a full bin appears on brickseek. You can set it up to email you but I find that checking every couple hours has worked for me the last two times. Not 100% fullproof but way better than going at any random time at stores and find nothing.

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Still don't really get it.
I just went to the site and the store pictured above says it has "24"

Is that 24 cars?... the results don't say anything about a "bin"... how many cars in a bin?

Another one says it has "160". Is that a sure thing that I would find some there?

..or am I again wasting time and gas?
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It wont say 'bin', bins have 648 hws in them, the inventory number will increace by 648 if one bin shows up at the store, remember cases are 72 ct
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Still don't really get it.
I just went to the site and the store pictured above says it has "24"

Is that 24 cars?... the results don't say anything about a "bin"... how many cars in a bin?

Another one says it has "160". Is that a sure thing that I would find some there?

..or am I again wasting time and gas?
Yeah those numbers are how many individual cars are left. I wouldn't go to the one with 24 cars. By the time you get there they many be gone or the variety won't be there. Even the 160 left at the other store may be missing a car or two. When I went to my Walmart there were 585 left and all except 4 of the road runner were left But there were definitely close to 600 cars left. I went through them all to find the road runners. But with any inventory system it's not 100%. I also wouldn't drive more than 15 miles or so to get these when the numbers are than low. Don't drive to far only to be disappointed.

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It worked for me last week at Target. Because when I got there. There was a brand new hotwheels shipper there and I got lucky. I got a whole bunch of new hotwheels, the Target exclusive red edition car's, a couple of regular treasure Hunt's hw pursuits, a super treasure hunt 1967 Chevy C10 pickup truck, the entertainment halo car's, and some new hotwheels for my Friend's.

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Wal-Mart Mainlines UPC 887961367522
Target Mainlines DCI 087-07-0027
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i guess in past 1-2 weeks, this website is full of traffic.
my office have block brickseek for whatever reason, but not the alternative zoolert.com
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More UPC's, DPCI's or SKU's that might work:

HW bar code – 887961057140 , 887961367553 , 887961367522
HW DPCI - 087-07-0027
HW SKU - 135582890

MBX bar code – 035995307827
MBX SKU – 34253658
MBX DPCI 087-07-0300
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We should have a regular thread to help people locate stuff with Brickseek in their area.

Another thing that's worth mentioning is that the numbers can be off due to large amount bought and the buyers not being honest about what they have in their buggy. I bought a bunch with the second series. Like 50 dollars worth. The cashier trusted me on how many were in my buggy. They don't always have you count a large amount right there at the register. So I could definitely see a few buyers giving the cashier a lower number than what's in the buggy....

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I've been using this for awhile but never knew the SKU for Wal-Mart, awesome!
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Stores around here are sucking bad. "Hot Wheels Month" is almost over and the numbers haven't budged for most of them (aside from going down in some cases)
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I'm so frustrated lately that I need to repeat myself. I posted this in another thread, so you know... please understand the sadness (lol)...:

What are the odds... please someone let me know that this has not happened to me only... went to a local Wally and one of the managers was very kind and went to a warehouse they have across the street to bring me 5 Hot Wheels C case boxes, brand new, unopened, with the seal and everything. 360 cars total... the manager did this even when the pegs are full... guess what? not a single Super... what are the odds... I've been here in the are where I live for about 10 months now.. I regularly hunt at 2 targets, 6 Wally's, 3 Market Wally's, 3 Dollar Generals, 4 Dollar Trees and 2 Family Dollars, besides a few other small local stores that bring HW. I developed a good tracking system on knowing when new shipments come in depending on the day of the week or the month, etc.. and haven't found a single Super yet.. what are the odds...

With that said, yes, we need to help each other. Once I get more UPC's or SKU's I'll post them... I'm not a scalper. I only buy one to keep close and one to open, and maybe 2 more for my 2 kids if the car is absolutely awesome for me... I'll be posting some ideas on how to prepare a good store visit schedule to avoid wasting time, but as I mentioned above, its a matter of being blessed that day with a good find...
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