Well hopefully one of the members will have used the service and be able to recommend it but in any case , I am going to pull out all the links that have been posted in this thread and then compile a 'shopping list' on a separate page. This should make it easier for members to use should they need to source cheap contact lenses or bacon or whatever else.
And no, we don't make any profit from adverts, blatant or otherwise! I was very clear at the outset that I am happy for people, especially those who are contributing to the site, to promote themselves in any way they see fit. I hope that by being open and accessible, the site will encourage responsible user behaviour - which so far seems definitely to be the case!
Anyway, thank you for your input and a good point about having another place for services. This is an excellent idea and one that had always been planned. I think we are now at a stage where this is a viable option so....watch this space! C x