Alright so after reading 4 pages of replies I have made my assessment and I have realized that I am in the WRONG part of the website. It is a very weird section I have come to and posted my serious post. I don't know where else to post it other than lounge, but the lounge is filled with really WEIRD people.
The RSS feeds are again working for me, thanks to your responses confirming that there was no problem at the Slickdeals end.
I use the MVPS Hosts file subscription as an added protection for my Windows desktop PC and discovered that either the most recent update of the Hosts file included a redirect of the "feeds.feedburner.com" (which is what Slickdeals uses to track RSS feed usage) or that Slickdeals just started using this link for their RSS feeds.
Commenting this redirection in the Hosts file fixed the problem.
I should get in the habit of looking there first, since a lot of the Slickdeals tracking features are stopped by this Hosts file subscription.
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