Stan and Ollie establish an electrical goods store next door to Charlie Hall's grocery store. Hall, still sulking and suspicious from their previous encounter with the liquor-spiked well-water, mistakenly thinks that Hardy is making advances towards his wife, and destroys a few items in Stan and Ollie's shop. Stan and Ollie leave their shop, without closing their door, to wreak havoc in Hall's grocery. While they are there, a shoplifter removes items from their store.At first he merely carries the items out by hand a few at a time, but he begins taking more and more as their confrontations with Hall escalate . Having come and gone unhindered several times, he boldly returns with a wheelbarrow. A policeman eventually comes and straightens out the brouhaha, but when Stan and Ollie return to their store, there's nothing left. The shoplifter has returned a final time with a huge moving-van, and taken everything away.