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CostHelper, Inc. is a privately-held Internet startup located in Silicon Valley that provides consumer information about thousands of goods and services. Our team of professional journalists have experience at publications such as Stanford magazine, the Vallejo Times-Herald and the Sonoma Index-Tribune, and they carefully research topics, conduct interviews, and evaluate sources to provide readers with the most objective and helpful information possible.

We also invite users to join our community by commenting on how much they've paid, creating a rich resource for consumers to learn what people are really paying.

Our vision is to provide an ecosystem where people can become informed and share their experiences, where consumers know what their options are, learn what is right for them, and get a fair price for anything they may be shopping for -- from painting a house or hiring a wedding planner to getting flu shots or buying a large-screen TV.

It is our policy that ads are always clearly identified as such, and we never accept payment to influence our editorial positions, including the sites we list. We take pride in the quality, independence and editorial objectivity of our content, and our staff and freelance contributors are required to adhere to our editorial ethics policy. was launched in 2006 by Edward Lee, who received degrees in Computer Science and Economics from Stanford University and previously held engineering and management positions at leading technology companies including Intuit, Oracle and Microsoft.

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Our offices are located in Silicon Valley at:
CostHelper, Inc.
PO Box 111450
Campbell, CA 95011