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 288343 merchants listed on (EU wide) exceeds 1.2 billion GBP (1.5 billion EUR) per year.

  • Skinflint actually covers 2246382 products, carefully classified and regularly updated by our editors and completed by additional product information, expert and consumer reviews. Skinflint updates 289433912 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.