i wouldnt say the east coast where i live! but im in London Ontario Canada...so its east compared to sf.... so it will bring it 1week fasterFrom my experience, and my friend's experience (I have one mbp, and he's had a couple macs at this point), if you live in the west coast somewhere, especially if you are close to a larger distribution post, express shipping is a waste of money since the products are shipping from Asia (at least computers . . .) and you receive it in the same time. My computer shipped and was received in 2 days time. Shipped tuesday (day after christmas), and was at my house on thursday same week. Other locations, may be different as it may arrive in the west coast and the product is then ground shipped from there to wherever. I'm in sf bay area, cali.