Any person, corporation, partnership, copartnership or firm whose business in whole or in part is that of purchasing, selling, exchanging, storing or receiving secondhand articles of any kind is declared to be a secondhand dealer or junk dealer; provided, that this definition shall not apply to retail merchants who repossess their own merchandise sold on a title retaining contract or chattel mortgage basis or who accept merchandise as a part payment on new sales.
(Ord. 426, passed 5-26-1941; Ord. 1261, passed 3-14-1955; Ord. 2945, passed 3-11-1985)