Skinflint price comparison – facts & figures

  • Skinflint is run by 'Preisvergleich Internet Services AG' in Vienna, Austria.

  • Company founder Marinos Yannikos graduated from the Vienna University of Technology with an MSc in Computer Sciences. As a teaching assistant within the Department of Informatics he started programming a price engine in 1996. The incorporation of 'Preisvergleich Internet Services AG' followed in 2000.

  • In December 2014 the price comparison site attracted over 3.3 million unique clients. The transaction volume of merchants listed on (EU wide) exceeds 1.2 billion GBP (1.5 billion EUR) per year.

  • Skinflint actually covers products, carefully classified and regularly updated by our editors and completed by additional product information, expert and consumer reviews. Skinflint updates prices several times a hour. Product categories include: hardware, software, consumer electronics, home appliances, sporting goods as well as health & beauty goods.

  • Consumer reviews and ratings are an integral part of the Skinflint shopping comparison service. Comments are submitted by customers who want to share their opinion about products they have purchased.

  • Our product filters make it easier for shoppers to find the right product within a category. With this tool they can select the features they are looking for in a product.

  • "Order online, collect in store" is a way of shopping many customers find very convenient. Use our search filters to find products available for in store pickup.