Awful site, Full of playstation fans, IF you disagree with the Playstation being the 'Holy grail' you WILL be suspended repeatedly, MISC is full of their favourites where they can say & do what they like, But if someone new comes onto the site, Then you get called a troll, which then they post meme's to you about,
Be warned though, If you do a meme back, YOU will be suspended.
As for the 'DEALS' Waste of time, Not only is the majority of them Playstation related, But it's useless junk you'd never buy otherwise, Stay clear & save your money. That's a better deal.
It's like an episode of Eastenders
This site is hilarious.
You check the deal section which is basically flooded with PlayStation deals. On every PlayStation thread their is a bunch of children saying how bad the Xbox is. You check an Xbox deal and you see the same people off the PlayStation thread saying how good the PlayStation is and not to buy an Xbox lol. Bear in mind these are "adults". This goes on allday everday as 75% of the deals are games console related. Also don't dare post a deal that some people might not like or you will get the famous "Cold" comment in your deal.
The forsale section is basically a bunch of people selling console stuff and broken unwanted tat. The site offers no protection what so ever to buyers or sellers so it is a haven for scammers. Also has been rumored that some of the staff have used other accounts to scam people in this section.
The Ask section is basically for the people who don't know how to use Google.
Now the most interesting section "Misc" they call it. They have a very close nit family in here of around 30 users that are in this section 24/7 and hate to see any "New" members come in to join in a conversation or start a thread. God forbid if any new member posts a thread or a comment in here! BEWARNED! You will be called a "Multi" which i think means you have Multiple Accounts and you will be spammed with childish Memes off Google Images and trolled to the point where a useless moderator will delete your thread because everyone else ruined it for you. The users in this part of the site think it's a sacred place and new members aren't allowed in.
I think there is also one "girl?" in the whole Misc section called bunnyboiler, name says it all lol. Basically she's a desperate housewife the way she goes on.
Don't leave feedback in the feedback section either or all the cool kids from Misc will come over and troll and post memes in your feedback thread and mods will delete the thread. The mods seemed to be scared of the actual truth about the site and like to sit back and watch the real trolls take over and kill the site.
Also be prepared to get called a Troll if you don't agree with everyone and have an opinion.
And this is supposed to be a Family deal site? No thanks.
Very childish community.
It's a great site if your looking for a bunch of bored no-life adults arguing over which games console is the best.
other than that it's a waste of time.
They monitor your IP and email and ever since i signed up I've had nothing but junk mail. Something dodgy going on here?
Like others have said. Use Money Savings Expert it has a much more mature community and everyone is very friendly and will help you save a ton of cash.
The site is terrible. It's a good idea but the community and the mods are a joke. Whatever deal you post it will go cold unless it's PS3 related. You get trolled on every thing you post by immature children that plague the site.
Their is one section called Misc. This is basically where all the unemployed, bored internet bums hang out and will troll you because your a new member. They like to post ridiculous memes taken off 9gag all day long as they have nothing better to do. Most users in this section are on the site 24/7 replaying to every post with a meme. A childish user named D_G seems to love memes that everything he posts is a meme. They act like children in a playground laughing at each others meme. Great if your 10 years old.
It would of been a good site but the admins don't know how to run it properly and seem to love to sit back and watch the trolling while the site goes down hill.
Stick to Money Savings Expert it has a much friendlier adult community with lots more information on saving a quid or two.
Good concept but the mods are absolute idiots and share your email with other users and don't know how to run the site. People always troll you and post stupid memes all day long. It is a community of children and power hungry moderators who have no idea what to do and ban innocent members for nothing and keep the trolls.
Stick to MoneySavingsExpert, much better community and a more mature user base.
This site is a great idea but 2 key things let it down:
Moderators are power hungary and will suspend for no reason; I've posted offers and been suspended saying I'm promoting companies! There's no help or respect for newbies.
Users could be offered a brand new car for one pence and some would still find a reason to flame you... "I don't like that brand" or something equally as stupid. It really isn't a way to welcome newbies who are the lifeblood of a site like this.
Leon Ansfed found this review useful
I've made many savings by using this site, and get the daily email. Don't be put off by the childish banter used by some of the respondents to deals. It's a great site.
I have submitted a deal which was close to 300 hot. I edited the deal and i unknowingly posted my fb page address- my mistake, now my account ad been suspended and deal has gone.
Tried making another account and that's been banned too. Moderation are quick to ban, and don't even speak to me, and if they did would know it was a mistake. I'm really annoyed because I've never had a deal as hot as that, knew it was too good to be true, tried removing the link, but wouldn't let me, because its was still in moderation.
Leon Ansfed found this review useful
The site is basically for PS3 deals only and is full of silly childish no life PS3 console nerds. 95% of the members are very idiotic and cry over which consoles are the best.
Heres a list of some childish consoles nerds to try to avoid them.
These users are on the forum 24/7 as they seem to have nothing else better to do and love a good old fan boy argument.
As mentioned below the site is riddled with people posting pointless childish memes taken from Google Images.
This is no way a deal site for adults it's basically a site for children to find the latest console games.
The moderators have not got a clue how to run the site.
The sites Admin also shares you email and other information with other companies such as insurances, charities ect..
AVOID, much better sites out there. Don't give these jokers your email address!
HUKD's is supposed to be a site for adults to save money on. Instead, it's become overpopulated with whiny console fanboys who will downvote anything that isn't a computer game or a stupid unecessary joke item like an inflatable seagull.
They post overused meme's from the internet and think they are funny, when really any idiot can see that they are just stealing them from sites like 9gag and 4chan, and it's got to the point where every deal and every post is guaranteed to have at least one stupid GIF in it.
The mods don't moderate, they sit back and watch these idiots slowly destroy what could be a decent site, and let them torment other members through trolling, only to ban the people that actually stand up for yourselves.
As long as the owner is getting paid, they clearly don't care. I'd avoid this site like the plague if I were you.
In principle, HUKD is great, find great deals, buy/sell old items, freebies, competitions. A good one stop shop.
However, all the goodness is destroyed by power hungry moderators who get a kick out of suspending someone at every opportunity, regardless of whether in the rules or not. Sometimes you get suspended for something vaguely within the rules, but open to interpretation, sometimes you get suspended even if it is not in the rules, just because a moderator thinks it is.
They are quick to suspend and never move away from this. They are like the FA, come up with ridiculous ideas that no one else agrees with.
The best way I can describe HUKD's moderators are like traffic wardens who wait for your paid parking ticket to expire and 1 minute later you have a ticket, or for being slightly outside a box junction, or being on a kerb. Basically the lowest of the low.
It's not even worth going into details of where they have got it wrong, but a perfect example is being suspended for attempting to outbid someone. Apparently that is not allowed, even where the seller had not yet agreed to the sale with the previous individual. I as the bidder was suspended. Where is the logic. The previous bidder even said, "feel free to sell to the higher bidder", the seller of course would surely have preferred more money and I was willing to pay more money, so in the end three people that between us have no issue for complaint. Then comes in the moderator and suddenly I'm suspended for a breach of a rule that isn't even in the rules!!
The site seams very popular, which is why i joined up but within a couple of minutes id broken a golden rule.. and was given an "Infraction" Really? It seams only individuals who do not work for any company offering a deal can actually post a deal... hmmmm did i read that right?? well my guess is 98% of those deals and voucher codes, are posted by people who work for those companies, otherwise where did they get them from?
Did they just happen to stumble across it during a google search and think... drop everything ive got to get this on UKHOTDEALS! ... errrrm no.. i doubt it...
and dont try and private message someone either if you have just joined up as new members dont get this privilege... (nice welcome)
The mods or should they be called Bullies, will lock you down within minutes if you just happen to not follow the strict protocol... such as not providing a price for an item.. even though it says you can leave it blank on the form....
such a shame...
Wonderful site and some great deals, but unfortunately you get the typical moderators who sit there all day nit picking over the most silliest of things.
I got an infraction on my account from someone called 'sigma', all I did was post a link I copied and pasted from an email. It was a link for 25% off Hungry House, of which I get nothing from it. Yet I was being accused of personal referrals, shows how much they know. Contacted the moderator explained it all and offered to forward the original email, never did ask for it though. So all that hassle for trying to share a simple 25% off voucher, how pathetic can you be?
The site is let down majorly by the children who have moderator rights. It's a case of they have no power in their lives, so they have to come to a community site to get their fix for what their lives already lack. If you can get rid of the kids it would be good.
I don't know how to express what i feel, I don't know which words i could use, I don't know why the heck i ever choose to help the community by joining (registering) at hotUKdeals.
My first share a deal and they brand me as a spammer, I'm very upset by this as i have never EVER spammed in my life, On top of everything i was banned, I must go now as my fingers keep touching the wrong buttons because im soooo upset im crying my heart out.
ps... amber from skype is rasict.
When posting for the first time, there is not enough info on how to post and when i posted i didnt add enough info about the competition, and my posting was removed, and i got a message saying not enough info) - i would of liked to of been told where i went wrong and have a little help in making sure i posted correctly when posting again- (so my anxiety increased) and some one who is seriously ill does not need this.. try and find there rules and how to use the site? i have been on there a few months now and still half blind, i never new how the voting system worked till a wk ago - then because i voted on deals and comps i got told off for not leaving reasons for my cold votes? As there is serious rules on voting so expect confusion! and a message to tell you off for it...
When posting a deal or comp - often it does not recognise there is a simular one already posted - which is not allowed obviously, and try searching to see if a simular one exsits! Layout needs a rethink.
Over all i find some people on the site very friendly, at times there is to many monkeys how ever who can not wait to gang up on you for a small mistake, and leave you a message or two or three so if your ill like me be careful.
Also i would like to add that i do at least 3,000 comps a month and i am always winning something nearly all how ever are not on this site.. Most comps are for larger items with high value, low value comps there are not much off, i have done comps for some time and have a good insight and no where to search for them..and have the time. to many people entering high value comps have a very small chance of winning... so people complain they have not won anything.
I think it would also be nice to have a winners section? so people can see what others have won - maybe one does exsits? but i am yet to find it. I still have not manage to post a item for sale as i am still confused on this, no doubt i will get told off when i do.
I give it two stars for the reasons i have mentioned, and there are to many monkeys.
I've nothing but praise for the site and can't understand why people on here have been moaning and posting 1 star ratings. Yes there are a lot of rather random products on there and some of the in store deals will be hard to find but it's brought some great deals to my attention - just pipcked up 2 brand new Kodak cameras from ASDA for £25 because of the site which has also alerted me to the wonders of Quidco.
Yes, when it comes to the voting "hot or cold" it's up to the individuals on there and there are a few opinionated idiots but isn't that the same everywhere, in most workplaces and on pretty much every online forum? For the most part I've found peoples input after posts very helpful on the electrical products I've been looking at.
As for the security aspect, if someone can hack the site to access your account, what can they get?
Have a look and give it a try, and if you're worried about what people may post in reply to one of yours, then just view, dont post.
Full of arrogant youths posting the best deals for PS3 consoles. Try posting a deal about something non electrical and get shot down by their voting system or it gets marked as spam. Lots of bickering and name calling that stretches for about 1000 comments about mis-prices or glitches. All in all, a marketing ploy, you post the deal and the site gets paid commision for directing customers to amazon and the like.
I'm not sure what some of these people are complaining about. I've been a regular on this site for the last couple months. Everyone has been helpful and friendly, tho a bit sarcastic at times.
I got all my holiday shopping done for 200 quid cheaper than I'd budgeted for because of deals I found on hotukdeals.
My brother was rubbing my face in it how he got a great laptop deal so decided to check this web site out. People post deals they find on the internet and have a voting system where other people can vote hot for good and cold for bad.
People usually post some interesting things from some dark random place on the internet you'd never think to look, there's one catch though this is the meet and greet place for just about every idiot and plain bad webmaster on the internet. I woke up one day struggling to log in only to find out I was banned. I have no idea of the reason but apparently the so called 'mods' are like this and must of voted cold on the wrong deal or something to maybe one of their 'pals'.
I suggest never signing up to this web site, you can look at the web page without ever having an account and look around. Sign up and expect to have your head ripped off by these people just for posting a deal which you didn't know was posted and completly slammed when someone has another opinion on your product. Unbelivable treatment of users really, you don't need it in your life.
Look but don't touch this web site ;~)
Leon Ansfed found this review useful
Some good deals get posted on this web site, it is also usefull to see any previous prices of items you are interested in. I would advise ignoring the in store deals as there's little chance of you actually finding them in your area but there are the occasional web site deal that someone sniffed out and posted.
I must note however its flooded with a bad community so I would advise not signing up, they bicker endlessly towards one another and some unfunny Onkyo joke just goes on and on. Best nip in check what you want and get outta there. The mod team is terrible also.
Hotukdeals is a web site where people post deals they find in store or over the internet. It also allows you to rate the deal and comment. Most of the posted deals are usually in store, or some misprice that you'll never see as it won't be availible in your area. I've been browsing it for a long time and never found anything decent. mostly 3 for 2 deals at play for example, nothing special.
More importantly they must have lack security as my account was hacked from some user who must of disagreed on something I wrote on the web site which lead up to further problems, I even had cancelled my credit cards just to be safe.
I would avoid this web site if possible, The mod staff are ignorant and ignore even at a time of crises such as a hack. The community overall isn't much better with alot of different opinions leading to confrontations
Plenty of more pleasurable places on the internet to find a bargain, Best avoid this one..
SUE EDWARDS found this review useful
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