I thought "express delivery" was only for shipping the product overnight? Not bumping up in the order queue.
You are correct. From the Butterfly Labs website FAQ:
Q. If I choose Express Shipping, does that mean my order gets processed ahead of others in line?
A. It only speeds up the time it takes to deliver the machine(s) once it leaves our production facility.
I can only imagine the ass-tantrums that would occur if they let you jump ahead of someone that has been waiting 6+ months.
If you want the straight dope on where they are in the process of shipping things out, you should check Jodi's Blog here: https://forums.butterflylabs.com/blogs/bfl_jody/
As of yesterday, 8/21/2013, these were shipping:
Jalapenos:January 10, 2012
Little Singles: Oct. 11, 2012 pay date
Singles: July 4, 2012 pay date
MiniRigs: MiniRigs for June 23 (2nd 500gh/s unit) and July 22 for 1st 500 gh/s
^^ ... where the date is when it was ordered
This is all on the FAQ, and you should read it: http://www.butterflylabs.com/faq/