If you have someone that likes to purchase items off of one of the Internet auction sites, you will have a great time playing this joke on them. The next time they tell you that they had a winning bid for something, try to find out, without drawing attention to yourself, what the item is and possibly whom they bought it from. Usually it takes several days, if not a whole week, to receive an item you have won and paid for on Internet auction sites. Use this time to your advantage by preparing a package for your friend or family member that will make it look like the seller has or is trying to rip them off.
For example, if your sister bid and won an auction for some clothing, you might get out one of your old dirty pit stained t-shirts and some smelly socks, tear a couple of holes into the shirt and socks, place them into a box with a return address in the state where the seller resides, and mail the package to her. Make sure to include a note that says something like:
Here is the item you won. Just a reminder: under no circumstances will I accept returns or give refunds. Thanks for bidding and congratulations on your purchase.
Or you could get very belligerent and state,
Basically I’m ripping you off and there is nothing you can do about it. Just wanted to let you know. Thanks for the money and FU lady!
Your victim may try to contact the seller and when they do, confusion will reign. Even after receiving the real package, they may still be confused as to what is happening and who sent the first package. Their uncertainty only adds to the humor value of this prank.