It's easy to see how some people might get confused if they pick up the box and give it a shake, but there's no disc in there.
[UPDATE: Microsoft has since contacted us about this. They now state that Office 2013 is available on DVD in Australia, if a retail shop chooses to sell it on DVD (we haven't found it on DVD yet). Office 365 is not available on DVD. Click here to read the article about this.]
As we pointed out today, if you buy Microsoft Office 2013 in a box from a shop in Australia, it doesn't have a CD or DVD inside.
We checked with various shops today, including a JB H-Fi and Harvey Norman. Just to be sure, we also checked with Microsoft - after all, we'd seen people claiming in comments on sites that they'd seen Office on disc here.
Microsoft told us categorically that is not the case - when you buy a retail copy of Office 2013, the box contains a card containing a product key which is used to install the software via the internet.
"The new Office will be sold as a boxed product that includes a 25 digit alpha-numeric key in the U.S. and developed countries including Australia. Traditional discs will continue to be sold in developing countries with limited Internet access," said a Microsoft spokesperson.