After speaking to the local real estate agent, Barney decides that selling houses would be the perfect sideline for him. He starts by targeting some of the families in Mayberry who may want to change houses and soon has a chain of four buyers and sellers lined up. Even Andy has gotten involved. Having recently admonished Opie for trying to sell his bicycle without revealing the problem with the brakes, Andy finds himself being less than honest with the prospective buyer of his house about the leaky roof or the noisy pipes. Opie practices what his father preaches and mentions these things to an interested buyer, much to Andy's annoyance. When Andy visits the house he's interested in buying, he finds that it may not be perfect as well. Written by
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The bicycle that Opie attempts to sell for $5 to his friend in this episode was actually the brand new bicycle that Andy had bought him for getting all A's on his report card in season's 4 episode titled "Opie's Ill Gotten Gains". In this episode the bicycle is heavily worn with many wear and tear faults. See more