... how if you bought Village at the wrong time, you didn't get the bonus customers.
I've had Village for a while now and was never able to purchase the bonus customers from either the BGG store (spotted them on there too late) or buy getting the appropriate issue of Plato (now sold out), yet people who buy the game now get the customers for free.
Sorry to sound so harsh; but I have bought the game very early, too, and I bought the Bonus Customers later from spielbox.
Is it not always so? - It's unfair, if you spot a game with a limited printrun too late, and couldn't buy one. - It's unfair, if you buy the first print run, but then the second print run has higher quality. Just check the different print runs of Dominant Species for that...