www.blue-room.org.uk - good uk site for school sutdents and industry members aswell. includes information on experiences, lots of advice and its pretty friendly, basically a british version of controlbooth (which can't be bad!).
Do note that Tools for Stagecraft's prices are, with very few exceptionsl, the most overly, unjustifably, ridiculously high I've ever seen. As one specific example that I just noted this week, they sell Wavetek's pen style multimeter for $79.95. Wavetek's suggested retail price on this is only $49.95, and most retailers sell it for about $40.
I'm all for supporting people in our industry, but within reason. Paying 160% of the MSRP, however, is anything but reasonable.
I was just looking to purchase a Ripoffs brand pouch for my cellphone, and what TfS wanted for it before I paid for shipping was what it cost me including shipping anywhere else I looked.
There are some things you can only get from them, and some things they do have reasonable prices on, but it is very much a case for "buyer beware"--DO YOUR RESEARCH BEFORE BUYING THERE.