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Skinflint (Скряга) is Freedom's trader in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl.


He works as his faction's main trader and can be found in the main building of the Freedom faction headquarters. The first time the player talks to him, he will give a mission that requires the elimination of all Bloodsuckers in the nearby village (note that this quest can also be taken from Murk) The type of items that Skinflint sells depends on the player's relation with Freedom.

If the player has performed a handful of missions for them, he is likely to sell better and more expensive equipment such as the SVUmk-2 sniper rifle and the Exoskeleton armor. Since Patch 1.0005, the chance of him selling Exoskeletons has increased but the price remains high at 200 000 RU. It was noted by a random Freedom stalker that Skinflint once made a "slow-witted" individual literally walk through a minefield; apparently, he kept on cursing him when the idiot's arm fell on his head.[2]

Unlike other traders, he does not have an unlimited supply of money for trade, meaning the player cannot engage in high-end trading with Skinflint unless he balances it out by buying items from him. This would reflect the meaning of his name "Skinflint", a person who dislikes spending money.


Skinflint servers as a trader character for Freedom faction.

His starting stock is as follows:

  • He may offer up to 3 TRs 301 rifles or 3 Walker P9m pistols each with a chance of 60% for twice the base price.
  • Up to 3 Sunrise suits each with 60% chance of appearing in his stock for twice the base price.

After the player deals with the Duty squad camped outside of the base he will expanded his stock with the following items:

After the player deals with the snitch Pavlik he will further expands his stock:


Maxim R. Popenker


  1. Default assault rifle, although he will switch the SGI to whatever better weapon he has in his stock, such as sniper rifles
  2. stable_dialogs_military, string id mil_patrol_dialog1_2: "Behave, OK? Got it? Try fooling around and you'll be sorry. We had a slow-witted one here once; he pissed everyone off so bad that we made him take a hike on the minefield - naked. You should have heard Skinflint cursing when that dude's arm fell square on his head! That was something special... yeah... So, you got the idea?"