Kent Zbornak, co-executive producer of The Office, is auctioning off a set visit to The Office!
All proceeds go to the Office Fans Christmas Fund, benefiting The Office staff members that were laid off after the WGA strike began.
Details of the set visit from Kent:
As part of the Office Fans Christmas Fund, we would like to donate a guest tour of our production. The winner of this auction item and three guests will be given a V.I.P. tour of our shooting facility in Los Angeles and join the cast and crew for lunch. In addition, the winner will get to watch scenes being filmed for an actual episode.
I contacted Kent personally about this auction, and he assures me that it is legitimate.
Tallyheads, please let me know if you bid and win! I would love to feature your report and photos here at OT.
The auction ends December 14th.
Link: Bid on Office set visit (no longer available)
UPDATE: The set visit auction is no longer available, and The Office Fans Christmas Fund is now closed. For more information about your donation, please see http://www.myspace.com/ofcf.
Thank you. I just made my bid :)
Why, oh why do I have to be all the way in Brazil when an opportunity like that presents itself.Why, god, why do you torture me?!
This is offically all I want for christmas. If only I had a few thousand dollars… *siiiigh*
“… In addition, the winner will get to watch scenes being filmed for an actual episode.” Does this mean there will actually BE a new episode?? *fingers crossed*
Wow! I wish I had the $$ to bid on this!
If only….If only I wasn’t broke…
Sounds fun and all but shouldn’t the rich execs be helping out The Office staff who are laid off due to the writers, and not the fans? I don’t get it?
#6, the studio execs could care less about all the hardworking crew members that get stuck in the middle of all of this. The Office Fans Christmas Fund is there to help out.
Yeah, I so can’t afford it. I don’t have a job either.
But damn, I really want it!
Imagine bidding on this and then having the show never come back.
I don’t have 3,000 dollars :( or else i would be soooo there.
Fantastic auction prize. Unfortunately I also do not have $3K to spare! Good luck to anyone bidding on it, though!
To anyone serious about bidding on this, just know that it’s going to get into five figures. Unfortunately, I speak from experience.
If everyone who posts, or lurks, here donated $1 to the OFCF we’d have a nice little Christmas gift for each of the crew members. And they’d know that The Office fans care about them. There’s a link at the bottom of the auction page.
I looked at the price and I just said holy crap kind of loud well.. loud enough to get my teacher to look up from her desk and stare at me. Um… ya well that would been a lot of fun but I’m 17 and have no money so nevermind.
That sounds amazing. Hmm… Me thinking I could use that extra scholarship money I’m not using next semester for this. LOL. Just kidding, though to meet the cast, I would go to great lengths. hehe. By the way, that picture of you Tanster is so funny! The little arrow pointing to you frowning looks hilarious. It’s like it’s saying, “Who wants to be here?” LOL. Thanks for the post.
Will us poor people ever get a chance to have an Office set visit? How can we compete with thousand dollar bids when some of us make $20K a year? Sad…:(
I was sent a link to that a few days ago and the bid was at $100, now it’s over $3000! That’s more than I currently have in my bank account haha. Crazy. Good luck to everyone who’s bidding!
The picture and the informative arrow just made my day. I can’t afford to bid, but I totally chuckled at the “this could be you” and “Pam face” :)
This “item” has a 7-day money-back refund policy. I don’t think I’ve ever seen that for a charity auction before.
Well, since the winner can invite 3 guests, for those of you who really want it, just find 3 other Tallyheads and all of you will only pay a fourth… Just a thought.
I have never wanted to do anything in my life so badly! This would be the greatest thing ever but i have no money and I don’t know how I would ever be able to compete with these people :(
Even though not many people can make a bid, you can still help! Go to the myspace page and make a donation.
Please Note: Even if you don’t win the auction, you can still get a little piece of THE OFFICE: Everyone who donates will be sent a special surprise from Mr. Zbornak when production begins again. Please visit the Fund at http://www.myspace.com/ofcf. Click on the donation button and use PayPal to make your donation, then email [email protected] with your mailing address and holiday message to the crew.
Maybe the money back guarantee is if the strike ends and the desire/need for donations goes away. I can’t imagine whoever buys it, though, would be willing to give up their visit. That extra money could always be donated to Michael Scott’s race for the cure fun run rabies charity.
I would very much like to pool my money with other Office fans for this. It’s going to be expensive, but I might be able to swing it if I can split the cost with three other people. Let me know if you’re interested!
o my gosh! $4,250 is what it’s going for right now!!! :O wow….uk that would be verrrrrrry cool but i am not sure it’s worth THAT much.
ok nevermind it is! but i wouldn’t spend it on that..
o i just realized…its REALLY worth it b/c all of that money goes to the laid off workers!! :) best part.
And yet again, being a poor college student screws me over.
Holy crap. It’s approaching $5,000 dollars. I wish I had a couple grand lying around. I would do anything to meet the awesome cast and crew behind the show.
With the bidding well over $4,000 by now, I won’t be attending. Yet, this is an excellent cause and I’m glad the auction appears to be a huge success, for the writers’ sake.
And how I dream Christmas contained no gifts and college was free. When is this set trip going to take place anyway?
Ok, so which one of you will be winning this visit for me?
just to respond to people talking about the “money back guarantee”: eBay for some reason wouldn’t let me make the item without letting it display a money back guarantee thing. i’ve never done anything on eBay before, so i just kind of went with the flow. sorry for any confusion! and thanks for posting this!!
-alyssa, OFCF founder
it’s at $5200 now. No kidding about Office fans being affluent.
Haha #30 — That’s exactly what I was thinking. I do not have that kinda money but will gladly donate myself to be one of the ‘three guests’. :D
I would absolutely love to visit the set, (like everyone here)!
Now I’m sad that my parents already paid $6,000 for my senior trip to Europe… I want to go to Los Angeles for my senior trip!
I can’t open myspace from work. How much is the office fund up to? They are surely going to get at least $10k with donations and the ebay prize.
Wow it’s already at $7100…now where would I have that much money laying around? So sad I can’t go!!!
final guesses anyone? I’m guessing $11,000