As used in this chapter:
“Pawnbroker” means every person engaged in whole or in part in the business of loaning money on the security of pledges, deposits, or conditional sales of personal property.
“Precious metals” means gold, silver and platinum.
“Secondhand dealer” means every person engaged in whole or in part in the business of purchasing, selling, trading, consignment selling, or otherwise transferring for value secondhand property, including metal, junk, melted metals, precious metals, whether or not the person maintains a fixed place of business within the city.
“Secondhand property” means any item of personal property offered for sale which is not new, including metals in any form, except postage stamps, coins that are legal tender, bullion in the form of fabricated hallmarked bars, used books, and clothing of a resale value of seventy-five dollars or less, except furs.
“Transaction” means a pledge, purchase or consignment by a pawnbroker or secondhand dealer from a member of the general public.