I also purchased the Deluxe PhotoReading course recently. I wouldn't normally buy such an expensive course, particularly from abroad, but I was encouraged by Steve Pavlina's articles on PhotoReading, the hefty discount and the six month returns policy. The package arrived after 16 days of a possible 2-6 week international delivery window, which was a good start.
So far, I've tried the dictionary test on CD1 (where you do a basic PhotoRead in a dictionary for a couple of minutes and then pick a word that comes to mind and picture where on the page the word was) and was pleasantly encouraged by the results - 2 of 5 words were pretty much spot on and a further 2 words were close. I found the page turning a little awkward, but I guess that'll come with practice. I'm looking forward to trying this again, but the dictionary supplied is pretty basic (it has pictures in it!), so I think I'll use a larger British English dictionary - can't be learning US spelling now, can I?
I've also worked through CD2, but I was not in the right environment (background noise, visual distractions, tired), which seems to be so important to getting PhotoReading right. I'll give this CD another go when I've got the house to myself.
Whilst, I've not worked far into the course, I'm impressed with the overall professional nature of it. Paul Scheele talks the listener through the course at an easy, timely pace and makes it feel quite personal. Minor gripe: The constant reference to turning the tape over or pausing the tape, perhaps a little editing to bring the course into the CD era wouldn't go amiss.