For the purposes of this article, the following words, phrases have the following meanings:
   (a)   “City Administrator” means the City Administrator of Keyser, West Virginia.
   (b)   “Chief of Police” means the Chief of Police of Keyser, West Virginia.
   (c)   “Purchaser” means any person, individual, corporation, business trust, partnership association, or two or more persons having a joint or common business interest or any other legal or commercial entity engaged in the business of receiving, obtaining, purchasing, receiving as a pawnbroker, or selling secondhand personal property in Keyser, West Virginia, or having his, her, or its place of business for receiving, purchasing, obtaining, receiving as a pawnbroker, or selling secondhand personal property located in Keyser, West Virginia, whether that person acting in his own behalf or as an agent, servant, or employee of another.
   (d)   “City Council” means the City Council of Keyser, West Virginia.
   (e)   “Transaction” means to carry on or to conduct business or a business deal, including the buying, selling, or trading of secondhand personal property.
   (f)   “Secondhand personal property” means any of the following, subject to the exceptions set forth in subsection (h) hereof, if previously owned by a consumer or collector, or not obtained or purchased from a merchant in the usual and ordinary course of business:
      (1)   Any of the following metals, any coins made principally of such metals, and any personal property made in whole or in part of gold, silver, platinum, iridium, palladium, ruthenium, rhodium, osmium in pure or alloyed form, including silverware and silver-plated items;
      (2)   Jewelry, precious and semi-precious stones;
      (3)   Binoculars, watches and cameras;
      (4)   Television sets, radio and stereo equipment;
      (5)   Musical instruments;
      (6)   Typewriters, check writing machines, adding machines, computers, computer printers, computer components, and office equipment;
      (7)   Coins or coin collections, or money when not used as the medium for payment.
      (8)   Any and all personal property.
   (g)   Exemptions from the definition of secondhand personal property: “Secondhand personal property,” as defined and implemented in this article, shall not include the following:
      (1)   Personal property which is subject to and has been issued a title under the provisions of the laws of the State of West Virginia or any other state.
      (2)   Personal property which is part of the estate of a deceased person.
      (3)   Personal property purchased from or sold to a retail or wholesale dealer of such personal property in the ordinary course of business.
      (4)   Personal property sold at a “yard sale”.
      (5)   Personal property purchased or sold by nonprofit or charitable corporations, service clubs, or organizations.
   (h)   “Yard sale” means any public sale at a scheduled time and place held by persons, individuals, corporations, or partnerships not dealing with the buying and selling of personal property in the ordinary course of business and not otherwise exempted from this article by any other provisions of this article.