Selling items for a profit on eBay is easy when those items are things that kids want. The time of year between October and mid January is especially good since that time of the year is the Holiday Season and many gifts are exchanged.
As you know, for the Holidays and XMAS, many kids receive toys as gifts. Of course there are all kinds of toys, but there are some that are more popular than others and those are often termed as "hot selling toys". This year, these would be toys like TMX Elmo and Ipod and many others.
So, with this frame of mind, why not consider getting some of these "hot selling toys" and selling them on eBay for a profit? The idea here is to buy known hot selling toys in advance of the holidays and resell them on eBay for a profit. Call it toy arbitrage.
Many of the most sought after toys will start to become scarce right around Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving.