Gryph, I appreciate everything you do for us and am always happy to shout your praises from the rooftops but you must appreciate that fans who ordered something from Tim's fan club and then found that Tim himself was selling the same item at half price would be a little upset by that.
Maybe it was just unfortunate timing, or that you didn't have full details but then, I'd respectfully wonder why - if you knew you were guaranteed 50 CDs - you didn't check with Tim what his other release plans were for the CD. That way you could have made it clear on the VIP email that the CD would also get a full release.
I think it's a given that a CD would usually be available from other sources as well but in this case - a privately pressed CD of Rarities - its reasonable to expect fans to think it was more like a fan club CD than Tim's new album. That, at least, was how I interpreted your email. Which is why I was dismayed to find it available on Tim's website at half the price.
Remember though, we still love ya and appreciate all you do for us