For those of you living on the West Coast of the USA, paying extra for the 2-3 day delivery might be a waste of money. I live in Los Angeles, CA, and I opted for the basic, free, 5-7 day delivery. My package shipped on Wednesday of this week, and currently, according to FedEx tracking, my new MacBook should be arriving in about an hour to my doorstep. The moral of the story: Save yourself $18 if you are in a major metropolitan area on the West Coast of the USA. Go with the free shipping.