It's from the UK and it comes in a DVD case with some documentation.
Documentation is good! I don't feel so bad about the shipping now.
So I decided to try to look into what I had bought, and I can't find any information on X1. Just Xtreme. Are they basically the same thing but with Xtreme has a few more features?
The sequence of programmes was:
ArtWorks (on the Acorn RiscOS platform - probably mid 1980s but I can't remember - I still have a copy somewhere)
Xara and Xara X were long term developments of ArtWorks moved to the the Windows platform and enhanced. X1 was a single upgrade to X and then Xtreme became the next version - so basically X1 is just the previous version to the current one.
Don't expect too much from the documentation - IIRC it was a keyboard shortcuts card. Having said that $8 delivery is probably cost price with UK postage prices these days - they certainly won't make a lot of profit out of that (if any) - and at least they deliver properly packaged CDs unlike most suppliers these days you usually just send stuff out in a paper slip cover!And they still give the option to download while you wait for the package.
My only gripe with Xara deliveries is that they tend to be a bit slow (esp. when they are running promotions) but that just refelects the fact that they are a small company doing everything by hand.