Does anyone else check this site daily? And if so....

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Found 7th Jun
I was recently discussing addiction and how people become addicted to things. I lead quite an addiction free lifestyle. But then I remembered, I check this website daily on the app and all throughout the day. At work I do it a lot. In my own leisure time, I don’t but when I’m not doing something I will. I suppose HotUKDeals to me is what Facebook and Twitter is to a lot of people. Does that mean I am addicted? The reason why I do this, mainly because the majority of times I check the site. There is something on here I feel I would find useful or would like to have. But then ask myself, does this site “plant the seed” (so to speak) on new items I wouldn’t usually buy and create a void for them in my life, that is then satisfied by buying the item. Apparently there’s research out there that’s shown bargain hunting is addictive to a minority. I’d say HotUKDeals falls into this category. So my real question is, are you addicted to HotUKDeals? If so (apart from all the bargains you grab) do you feel at all addicted, and this may have a negative impact on your life in anyway? Or just share what is HotUKDeals to you?
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I don't have an addictive nature but I spend a lot of my time on this site. I am a misc lurker rather than a deal Hunter. A lot of the deals these days are for games and phones and consoles and they don't interest me because I'm a grown up. I talk to a lot of people that I would not have a chance to meet otherwise and share the inane ephemera I would otherwise have nobody to tell. I was widowed fairly early on life and I have no family nearby.I'm talking five hour drive nearby. I've built up a community of people here that I can chat with and tell the peach tree is finally coming to life or the puppy walked off his lead for the first time. Surrogate family.
Yep, that's how I started. I discovered HUKD many years ago and started using it to find deals, then I started posting them, then I started posting them a lot, then I became a Mod here and I still check HUKD every day, even on my days off, because I'd hate to miss out on something. Of course I still miss some deals i.e the amazing ones that sell out within minutes. For that reason I always check 'New' first as often some of the really good stuff doesn't even make 'Hot' or 'Highlights' because it sells out really fast.
I wouldn't say I'm addicted, just couldn't do without it, you know, just in case
Yep me, I don't know why this site has become part of my life! Seriously. Gotta goto bed now so I'm prying myself away but yes, definitely feel this site is to me what Facebook and such is to others, weird but true
Checking Hukd is like breathing to me lol. I love it so much! I even look when I’m away on holiday, I can’t help myself. Ha, I’m 1000s miles away but still NEED to know what Fox’s biscuits are cheap at farm foods that week. There is no way I could go 24 hours without Hukd! 💕
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Yep, that's how I started. I discovered HUKD many years ago and started using it to find deals, then I started posting them, then I started posting them a lot, then I became a Mod here and I still check HUKD every day, even on my days off, because I'd hate to miss out on something. Of course I still miss some deals i.e the amazing ones that sell out within minutes. For that reason I always check 'New' first as often some of the really good stuff doesn't even make 'Hot' or 'Highlights' because it sells out really fast.
I wouldn't say I'm addicted, just couldn't do without it, you know, just in case
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Yep me, I don't know why this site has become part of my life! Seriously. Gotta goto bed now so I'm prying myself away but yes, definitely feel this site is to me what Facebook and such is to others, weird but true
Op, I’m completely with you.
On here most of the day, trying to help out on ask and lurking around misc. I need to get a life!!
I have an addictive nature and I am certainly addicted to this site.

I love looking at the deals as you would do window shopping. I look at stuff I have no interest in buying, but the fact that they are incredibly cheap is enough entertainment for me. I don't know what I would do if this site shuts down, I would be completely lost
I think we're all a frugal bunch, saving money is a lifestyle so I guess it becomes second nature to be looking at HUKD frequently.

Though looking obsessively isn't healthy, deal alerts help a bit.
I’m definitely addicted! Maybe we should start a HUKD anonymous!
nraja10 m ago

I’m definitely addicted! Maybe we should start a HUKD anonymous!


In theory, with our usernames and avatars we already have.
I'm definitely addicted to HUKD! It's the most used app on my phone and I constantly find myself refreshing notifications, deals, and keyword alerts on my phone. This site has made me buy my PS4 slim, my Nintendo Switch, SNES classic, a lot of smart home gear, and more!

But yet I still manage to miss some of the best deals even when I'm online, like the £45 Tesco Direct (RIP) Xbox glitch . I've still saved a lot of money though, learned about Wuntu here and snagged loads of glitches.

HUKD is the best social media, only use FB to trade Wuntu codes and Twitter for complaining, but HUKD is where I spend the vast majority of my time!
It's 2018 everyone is addicted to gadjets and apps 😝
Edited by: "_Enzo_" 7th Jun
Checking Hukd is like breathing to me lol. I love it so much! I even look when I’m away on holiday, I can’t help myself. Ha, I’m 1000s miles away but still NEED to know what Fox’s biscuits are cheap at farm foods that week. There is no way I could go 24 hours without Hukd! 💕
Me too ...
I don't have an addictive nature but I spend a lot of my time on this site. I am a misc lurker rather than a deal Hunter. A lot of the deals these days are for games and phones and consoles and they don't interest me because I'm a grown up. I talk to a lot of people that I would not have a chance to meet otherwise and share the inane ephemera I would otherwise have nobody to tell. I was widowed fairly early on life and I have no family nearby.I'm talking five hour drive nearby. I've built up a community of people here that I can chat with and tell the peach tree is finally coming to life or the puppy walked off his lead for the first time. Surrogate family.
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psychobitchfromhell58 m ago

I don't have an addictive nature but I spend a lot of my time on this …I don't have an addictive nature but I spend a lot of my time on this site. I am a misc lurker rather than a deal Hunter. A lot of the deals these days are for games and phones and consoles and they don't interest me because I'm a grown up. I talk to a lot of people that I would not have a chance to meet otherwise and share the inane ephemera I would otherwise have nobody to tell. I was widowed fairly early on life and I have no family nearby.I'm talking five hour drive nearby. I've built up a community of people here that I can chat with and tell the peach tree is finally coming to life or the puppy walked off his lead for the first time. Surrogate family.


Are you saying that grown ups shouldn't enjoy games and phones and consoles?
Because that's how it reads
I find I'm checking out this site a fair few times throughout the day. Initially it was purely to find the deals but nowadays I rarely find any of interest, I'm hanging around misc and ask, I'm not on Facebook, Snapchat etc, this site is more dysfunctional familylike - obviously suits me better.

P.S who's messed with the emoticons???
Edited by: "booky" 8th Jun
deleted3963338th Jun

Are you saying that grown ups shouldn't enjoy games and phones and …Are you saying that grown ups shouldn't enjoy games and phones and consoles?Because that's how it reads


Grown ups are probably more interested in deals on washing up liquid and cheese and potatoes. The stuff we need to live
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psychobitchfromhell18 m ago

Grown ups are probably more interested in deals on washing up liquid and …Grown ups are probably more interested in deals on washing up liquid and cheese and potatoes. The stuff we need to live


I don't think the site would be a better place full of deals for washing up liquid, cheese, and potatoes, but to each their own
deleted3963338th Jun

I don't think the site would be a better place full of deals for washing …I don't think the site would be a better place full of deals for washing up liquid, cheese, and potatoes, but to each their own


and I don't give a stuff about PlayStation games. Like you said, each to their own. What I said was I am not really interested i most of the deals listed, I come on here for the ask and misc sections. I don't have the time or inclination for all these kill cyber robots that don't actually exist things, I'd rather be out in the real world doing real stuff. The thread was about how you use this site. I am not addicted to the deals section but I do spend a lot of time elsewhere
Wow, really impressed with the engagement I’ve had. So thankyou. Just to address some of the responses that I’ve had. To be honest,
I didn’t know what the misc section was. I kind of just stumbled on the speech
bubbles and discovered this question and answer part. Which was bound to be
right up my street because I used to love going on yahoo answers back in the
day and answering all the computer and technology questions (which seems to
have died a death now). I’m quite a whizz kid with computers as it’s my career.
So I’m sure I’ll check this now because I do get a buzz from helping others and
enlightening them. It’s really good to see I’m not alone with checking this
site a lot. I think the reason why I am so hooked on this site, is in my
college days I was pretty broke. But when I went to University and lived from
home that all changed, with the generous grants and maximum loans. I became
very conservative with what I’d spend on, but if it was a deal It’d be worthy
of my money. I suppose that’s the same ethos I have continued with. In
fairness, the other end of the spectrum where people are living off of pay day
loans and have mounts of debt, I think I’d rather be slightly addicted to
Hotukdeals than in that boat. Hearing about how you can get dopamine hits from
social networking. I am curious if Hotukdeals works in the same way. Where we
go back and check for likes on facebook to our photos and posts. Maybe it’s
finding a deal and buying it that gives us that same hit. Food for thought, but
nevertheless this site rocks coupled with cashback sites, they saved me loads
on essential purchases having just brought a new home.
Edited by: "louiearch9309" 8th Jun
psychobitchfromhell2 h, 41 m ago

I don't have an addictive nature but I spend a lot of my time on this …I don't have an addictive nature but I spend a lot of my time on this site. I am a misc lurker rather than a deal Hunter. A lot of the deals these days are for games and phones and consoles and they don't interest me because I'm a grown up. I talk to a lot of people that I would not have a chance to meet otherwise and share the inane ephemera I would otherwise have nobody to tell. I was widowed fairly early on life and I have no family nearby.I'm talking five hour drive nearby. I've built up a community of people here that I can chat with and tell the peach tree is finally coming to life or the puppy walked off his lead for the first time. Surrogate family.


I totally agree! (not with the gaming comment but with everything else) hope your healing well too
It certainly is. Especially during flamedeer season! 😜
Edited by: "chuckiedoll" 8th Jun
I particularly like subscribing to random misc threads such as @deeky Christmas competion thread, not because I want to win but to scroll through the many pages of banter it creates. It’s obvious some of the members have really got to know each other other the years and to look at the comments is really like eavesdropping on private conversations. The Get Well @daffers thread was another great thread and a perfect example of the HUKD community spirit.
The win a Morrison’s £5 voucher that was won by @barriey (when he didn’t even enter) kindly donated by @Sweettooth34 was classic, the absurdness of it all made me chuckle.
So so well done everyone and keep contributing, you never know you might get rewarded with a Meerkat Movie Code.
I came looking for washing up liquid but stayed for the cheeze and potatoes.
May I add that looking on the deals section, I sometimes see things for sale that I never even knew existed or that I never knew I needed.

I have bought stuff that I would never have gone shopping for as I would not have thought I needed them.

This site is also educational as well as entertainment for me
LeahsMintytoutou2 h, 17 m ago

I totally agree! (not with the gaming comment but with …I totally agree! (not with the gaming comment but with everything else) hope your healing well too


I'm getting there slowly. Did you have a good time in liverpool?
Op many of us stay visit each day and probably agree we spend to much time on here, some used to spend hours and hours but I think its dwindled in the last year, for many reasons, site redesign and the slow death of misc. Will we stop coming probably not but where this was a site you could spend time on, its not so much any more.
mutley128 m ago

May I add that looking on the deals section, I sometimes see things for …May I add that looking on the deals section, I sometimes see things for sale that I never even knew existed or that I never knew I needed.I have bought stuff that I would never have gone shopping for as I would not have thought I needed them.This site is also educational as well as entertainment for me


this is where this site gets dangerous and expensive
(The words in bold join up my proposal.)

I read it somewhere many times the religious, political, economic, marketing, business, psychological, social and anthropological concepts of the "material world" and its pervasiveness in society. For example, from a religious angle, this may be named as "The Religion of Material Possession"; from a political angle, this may be named as "consumer capitalism" etc.

Therefore I come here to get "materials" and sometimes to help people with the use of materials (and offer deals). But one day, the closer that I am to the Register of Deaths and further away from my birthday, I shall become gradually detached from the materials. The materials will become less and less meaningful as one's identity becomes more influenced by abstraction.

As for MISC, this is about social abstraction. I live in a "jigsaw" puzzle, hundreds of pieces, of my environment, in which I find myself. MISC is a jigaw puzzle that is marked "socialisation", and which is a part of psychology and a part of social sciences (in the meaning of academic faculty). I come here because, rather than Facebook etc., as a niche, smaller scoped, online socialisation with people whom I never meet face-to-face, it complements another jigsaw puzzle piece in my environment which is people with whom I meet socially eye-to-eye, voice-to-ear, cheek-to-cheek.

A specfic purpose in life is this, in one's definition of self identity, one of its significant contributor is others' cognitive undestanding and senses of you (one may portray a virtual and false form or a real form or a combination of the two here in MISC). The environment partly defines who you are and your identity.

Ultimately, after death, you become atoms and be absorbed into other forms, your identity is in others' memories and what is recorded as digital data. Your body is dispersed as separate lumps of atoms and the materials in your possession are irrelevant to you as you let it all go in death. All the materials that I bought as a result of HOTUKDEALS will be gone. As for what happens to the spirit you may ask, the spiritual form, soul? I shall not write as religion or faith is banned in MISC and in any case, I don't know what actually happens after death.
Edited by: "splender" 8th Jun
@splender Have you got a degree in philosophy?
Because I can barely spell it, let alone understand it!
Joey.Bloggsy2 h, 10 m ago

I came looking for washing up liquid but stayed for the cheeze and …I came looking for washing up liquid but stayed for the cheeze and potatoes.



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Toptrumpet15 m ago

@splender Have you got a degree in philosophy? Because I can barely spell …@splender Have you got a degree in philosophy? Because I can barely spell it, let alone understand it!



Philosophy? By coincidence, I did not list this as a name in above. I have no degree in this.

However, I practise common, everyday living and I learn constantly by obervation , recording, assess and reflect and then, take action, observe, record, assess and reflect from my observation in a never-ending cycle. This is called education by a long journey, often directed by reference to books and to others (experience).

N.B. "If you can barely spell it", as a concept, I know what you mean. That's why I used bold font for some words to faciliate a slightly better visually connection to emphasis the connective flow of my proposed ideas.
Edited by: "splender" 8th Jun
summerof7618 m ago

[Image] Enjoy



And the warm summer feel I get every time I'm on.
Ive found myself visiting less over the last 2 years. I used to check in everyday, see what deals were around, purchase stuff I'd never use because it was cheap but I don't bother as much these days.

I have alerts via whatsapp and that kinda suits me, occasionally poke my head in Misc and Ask but its rare I post stuff.
splender48 m ago

(The words in bold join up my proposal.) I read it somewhere many times …(The words in bold join up my proposal.) I read it somewhere many times the religious, political, economic, marketing, business, psychological, social and anthropological concepts of the "material world" and its pervasiveness in society. For example, from a religious angle, this may be named as "The Religion of Material Possession"; from a political angle, this may be named as "consumer capitalism" etc.Therefore I come here to get "materials" and sometimes to help people with the use of materials (and offer deals). But one day, the closer that I am to the Register of Deaths and further away from my birthday, I shall become gradually detached from the materials. The materials will become less and less meaningful as one's identity becomes more influenced by abstraction.As for MISC, this is about social abstraction. I live in a "jigsaw" puzzle, hundreds of pieces, of my environment, in which I find myself. MISC is a jigaw puzzle that is marked "socialisation", and which is a part of psychology and a part of social sciences (in the meaning of academic faculty). I come here because, rather than Facebook etc., as a niche, smaller scoped, online socialisation with people whom I never meet face-to-face, it complements another jigsaw puzzle piece in my environment which is people with whom I meet socially eye-to-eye, voice-to-ear, cheek-to-cheek. A specfic purpose in life is this, in one's definition of self identity, one of its significant contributor is others' cognitive undestanding and senses of you (one may portray a virtual and false form or a real form or a combination of the two here in MISC). The environment partly defines who you are and your identity. Ultimately, after death, you become atoms and be absorbed into other forms, your identity is in others' memories and what is recorded as digital data. Your personal materials as atoms has no physical form and the materials are irrelevant to you as you let it all go in death. All the materials that I bought as a result of HOTUKDEAL will be gone. As for what happens to the spirit you may ask, the spiritual form, soul? I shall not write as religion or faith is banned in MISC and in any case, I don't know what actually happens after death.


This has to be one of your finest, splender
Joey.Bloggsy24 m ago

And the warm summer feel I get every time I'm on.


deeky31 m ago




Move along Deeky nothing to see here, you're wanted in the Syzable thread
psychobitchfromhell1 h, 46 m ago

this is where this site gets dangerous and expensive


Luckily I am not an impulsive spender so I only buy what I think I will actually use. Having said that, I have bought stuff I thought I would use, and I did use them a couple of times, then they go in the cupboard, never to be used again, as I have seen something even better on the site to replace something I did not even know I needed. Lol

As we are going to be moving house, we need to throw a lot of stuff away in those cupboards. I am really dreading having to decide what to throw out.
mutley18th Jun

Luckily I am not an impulsive spender so I only buy what I think I will …Luckily I am not an impulsive spender so I only buy what I think I will actually use. Having said that, I have bought stuff I thought I would use, and I did use them a couple of times, then they go in the cupboard, never to be used again, as I have seen something even better on the site to replace something I did not even know I needed. LolAs we are going to be moving house, we need to throw a lot of stuff away in those cupboards. I am really dreading having to decide what to throw out.


I have a habit of going through my wardrobe every few months and chucking out stuff I haven't worn in a while. Couple of months later I realise what I have actually done is thrown away all my winter clothes because I haven't worn them in months because it is summer. I think i'm maybe too good at chucking stuff out. Where are you moving to?
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