Hi everyone Last year before superstorm Sandy I got a price quote to have a dozen trees removed and some other clean up work for bushes and small brances. The price was $3,000.00. The storm knocked down one of the trees onto my neighbores side and his insurance covered it. I decided to keep one of the other tree's and I removed the bushes and brush myself when they offered to take anything after the storm. Fast forward to about a month ago. I had the same guy come over to give me an estimate. He told me even though there is less work prices have gone up for gas and to get rid of the wood. He told me the price would be $4,500.00. He then told me if I was willing to wait until December he would give me a "winter rate" for $3,500. I was OK with that. I never got the estimate in writing because I was going to wait it out. A few weeks ago I noticed a large crack on one of the trees and the tree is in striking distance of my house and worse case scenario my oil tank!!. So I called the same company out. Another guy comes over and I told him about the crack and go over all the work. He gives me a price quote of $8,000.00. I told him about the other guys quote and he said the other guy did not remember coming here a month ago. I called the office and spoke to the secratery and she told me she would get back to me. What do you think? Can a company go from $3,000 to $8,000 in one year? What can be done if anything? I am in the process of getting other quotes now.