Season 3 DVD Best Buy package now available?

OT reader Chappa reports the following:

Today I was at my local Best Buy and they had Season 3 out!!! I purchased the gift set for $49.99 that includes a mini-Dwight Schrute bobblehead, Dundie Award, Welcome Aboard Letter and of course Season 3 of The Office.

1. The Dundie looks pretty much like the one in the show. It is about the same size as the DVD itself and looks really authentic.

2. The letter is printed on Dundle Mifflin stationery and is the letter employees received after The Merger. It also contains 16 general rules of the office.

3. The mini bobblehead is pretty much the same as the one sold on

4. The box is the usual Dunder Mifflin paper box with a few fake stickers on them. One reads “Hello my name is Future Dwight (Level Orange).” Another is “Beets, Bears, Battlestar Galactica.” “Scranton or Bust” is another one.

5. Now to the DVD set. The inside front packaging is the same picture of the website. It all looks like a cork board with various pictures and messages on it. All the DVDs look like graphing paper with a paper clip bent to form the numbers.


  1. I just called one of our local Best Buy’s here and they said it won’t be available until September 4th. I think you got lucky, Chappa! Congratulations!

  2. NICE!! I will be going to local Bestbuy to see if I can sneak it early…Anyone know about South Orange County, CA??

  3. That’s awesome!

    HEHE… I love that; “Beets, Bears, Battlestar Galactica.”

    Lucky little thing you are Chappa… :)

  4. i think i’ll just stick with the one from target. i have a gift card for there.

  5. Sorry about the double post…

    But YES! Please give us the dirt on the bloopers! I would love to see them. ;) ;) > >!

  6. I called my local best buy and they are saying sept 4th also. I think someone made a mistake and you are the lucky one!!!! Any good info you want to share on the bloopers?

  7. yah I called my local Best Buy here in NYC and they said its not out yet. *sniff* I thought for sure being in a city this big would help me find it but I guess not. Thanks for sharing, Chappa!

  8. How did you swing that?! I called my Best Buy and they assured me it won’t be on the shelves until the 4th. I’m so jealous!

  9. I just called mine (Pensacola) and “it hasn’t been released yet”. You’re very lucky Chappa. :)

  10. I went to my best buy and they didn’t have it either. For the record though, you should never call the store about something like this and hope it’s still there. If anything, you’re most likely alerting them to the mistake.

  11. how did they get it early? man i wish i was them (sigh) i guess i will wait untill the 4th.

  12. Hmmm…maybe it’s out somewhere near me. That would be nice, seeing as my birthday is September 4th and I would hope that someone is getting it for me as a present. I think I’ve hinted enough. :)

  13. In what area does Chappra live?? Not in the Twin Cities area by any chance? I guess it doesn’t matter. I’m sure if they weren’t supposed to be sold yet they were probably eventually pulled off the shelf. Chappra, you’re so lucky!!

  14. I just called the bet buy in pensacola, and they won’t have it until the 4th. I don’t want to wait another week!

  15. 7 – AgentMichael Scarn – That’s so funny! I have a g.c. for Target too that someone gave me to buy Season 3. Also, Target usually has the best price.

  16. Not fair! You’re one of the lucky ones. I so wished that here in Oklahoma we had incompetent teens working at the local Best Buy. Oh well, Sept 4the it is!

  17. So here is the deal. I am from Southern Massachusetts and I just happened to be there at the right time. The boxes were on the restock rack on the floor. Just out of curiosity I went back to the Best Buy and all the other copies were “put into the back” until the actual release date. I haven’t had the chance to watch it yet, but I will start tonight and pictures will be sent later in the week.

    There is also a Schrute Buck on the cover of the box (something I missed the first time).

  18. Cayce, I called mine and evidently if that Best Buy sells more than one copy then “it’s not an accident” and they’ll get fined $150,000 and the employees will get fired. You lucked out big time Chappa!

  19. Curse! Why can’t I live in an area where the incompetency of Best Buy employees actually pays off in my favor? Here, they are just indifferent emo college kids who still manage to remember the proper release date.

  20. 22-Janet-i’ve had this gift card since Easter, and i’ve been saving it just to buy season 3

  21. Ha I just checked my best buy as well.

    You know, this could also be a genious marketing plan for best buy, just let one slip and get the word out. I bet quite a few people went to best buy today and maybe even bought something just cause they were there! :]

  22. #29 – I was wondering the same thing! Looking on, they only seem to have the regular DVD set. :( There’s no BB where I live so I can’t check the store. If I have to I’ll eBay it up. I must get this!

  23. AH!!! This is first time I called my friend and said “We need to go to Best Buy NOW!” I just hope they’ll have it.

  24. There were rumors that one edition was going to have footage from The Paley Fest. Did the Best Buy DVDs say anything about it? My S3 DVDs doesn’t have it on there.

  25. Okay, I called my local Best Buy the minute I read this and they swore up and down that I could not buy it until 9/4. Big bummer.

  26. But if you go to the Best Buy page to order it, the in store pick up box is grayed out, it won’t let you choose it as an option.

  27. Wow, someone sure scored. Will Best Buy be the only one releasing a “special edition,” or will Target be doing one as well?

  28. UNSHUN, the Best Buy Special Edition Package is the only package including a mini Dundie and a mini Dwight bobblehead.

  29. By the way – in talking with a girl at my local Best Buy, I asked if it was possible to reserve a copy of the Special Edition Season 3 DVD Set. The way to do it is to buy the set online and instead of having it shipped to you, click “In-Store Pick-Up”. That should guarantee a copy will be waiting for you at the store. Plus you don’t have to wait for the store to open to buy it, you can do it as soon as 12:01 am on September 4th.

    Just a heads up in case you were worried!

  30. Cherzzz that might be because it hasn’t been released yet, you might HAVE to do it after midnight on 9/4.

  31. Got this from TWop on the Target sets:

    The Office: Season #3 >>>> $32.99

    The Office: Season #3 Target Deluxe Edition >>>> $37.99 *****

    ****Target Exclusive Deluxe Edition features an all brown case with the Dunder Mifflin logo featured and the words: “Nifty Gifty” printed on top & has a Question / Answer session with the cast & crew at the Museum of Television & Radio

    DVD Talk

  32. yea the same thing happened to me at Wal-Mart with a new album. There were a couple copies on the shelf so my buddy called me and we both bought one. No one else had it for another week. But I would much rather have gotten The Office Season 3.

  33. does anyone have a picture of the target deluxe set? also, how long was that q&A session from paley?

  34. Shoot, I wonder if it was MY “southern Massachusetts” Best Buy! I should’ve gone the other day haha.

  35. Sometimes stores release things on accident before their release date. Just like when Harry Potter 6 came out and a few drugstores in Canada accidentally released them a week early. Stores usually get shipments of DVD’s and so on early and some employees make the mistake of stocking them before the release date. Simple as that.

  36. #19 – Leelee

    my birthday is on the 4th as well! I don’t think it gets any better than a brand new office dvd set and lots of cake!

  37. Target Edition or Best Buy Edition?!? Oh this is so hard! “That’s what she said.” I’ll buy the Best Buy one for myself and the Target one for my girlfriend thus resulting in her thanking me :) So it’s a “win-win-win, we all win. Me too.”

  38. Last year I couldn’t decide which special edition set to buy (Target or Best Buy) so I bought both! Don’t regret it…I took the day off work and was parked outside the store a few minutes before they opened, assuming that everyone else that was there wanted The Office too, but they didn’t.

  39. Sarah wrote:

    “Stores usually get shipments of DVD’s and so on early and some employees make the mistake of stocking them before the release date. Simple as that.”

    And, having worked in a bookstore, I can attest that this can be very serious. It can even result in publishers no longer shipping to a particular place.

  40. At the best buy I work at, we accidently put out the new season of Samurai Jack early because the box was not marked with a street date.. we sold one copy and were threatened with a lawsuit, serious stuff.

  41. The Target Special Edition with the Dunder Mifflin brown cover and the Paley Q&A sounds great. I bought Season 2 last year @ Target for the booze cruise blog (which I still rewatch over and over) so buying S3 there is worth it. I just can’t justify buying that set @ Best Buy when I know it will just collect dust, sounds cool but not worth another $10-15.

  42. Does anybody know how big the mini Dwight bobblehead is that comes with the BestBuy deal?


  43. I snuck out of work on my break to go to Best Buy and get the gift set. It is AWESOME!! I LOVE IT! The bobble head is pretty small, but it’s nice, not like a plastic little toy.

    It’s a good day.


  44. I got the box too. I love my dundie award. I just wish it had a one of the categories inscribed on it. Like Phylis’ “Bushiest Beaver” or Pam’s “Longest Engagement”.
    A different Dundie in every box.

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