A Spring clearance sale is the thing to do, and fend off collectors from the bank. If the gents cut their prices in half, how do they expect to make any money? Lum’s plan to raise prices before chopping them will actually raise them, good thinking.
Opie pops in to buy a new shirt, but Lum ends up buying things from Opie.
Abner managed to sell a lawn mower, but it turned out to belong to Luke Spears. Now the cantankerous man wants it back. A new problem develops when Mose Moots brings the mower back in pieces, demanding his money back. Lum plays on Mose’s sympathy’s and Abner’s lack of smarts to try and settle the seal. The Spring sale is turning out to be a dud for Lum and Abner.
Desperate to raise the money they owe, Lum and Abner break out their book of folks who owe them money.
The widow Abernathy enters to laugh about gossip in town. Will the large woman buy a new dress? Opie is back with more merchandise from the claw machine at Luke’s restaurant. A rumor turns up a rush on the store. Sales pour in and a phone call from the Seastrunk’s is reminiscent of Fibber talking to Mirt the phone operator.
Mose enters with a worry that octogenarians are diing off at an alarming rate. Which Opie claims that its only natural… if all you eat if vegetables. Lum tries to set the mix up straight. With the sale a success, and the wholesaler needing to be paid, Abner took care of it, but Lum finds they may be back at square one. Mose enters with yet another worry, and in epilog Lum delivers a PSA on safe driving.