I needed some "bits". Went to eBay.co.uk... and "met" littlebluepigs.com
Lots of stuff to interest Arduino types. Liked their price, and willingness to send small order without surcharge. (One small protoboard, £1.75, TOTAL) Of course, I try to be fair, and make an order worth the supplier's time... but it isn't always "possible", is it?