same here, and i too wondered why... as far as i can tell it was for the exact same card that i already had. i continued to receive the preapprovals even after i closed the cc. perhaps it is just a disconnect with whatever dept or third party sends out the preapps.
i'd be willing to bet if i had tried to apply i would have received one of those 'too many wamu cards' type denial reasons but i never pursued it with cs to find out for sure.
I received four different letters stating pre-approved . . . I recently went on line applied and was approved w/4500 CL. Wild? Filed BK n/03', but it was dismissed because I decided to pay instead. Really started rebuilding n/06' from the suggestions taken from these forums.
As you know, I have a couple of CO, which should come off n/12 to 18 mos. I was also recently approved through CapOne for 18k (auto loan), I had two CC previously charged off w/CapOne --- but I paid, and they showed PAID. I haven't received the WaMu card yet, but I am very happy about the possibilities of home ownership next year. Target . . . 720 - 740 w/n 12 mos.
Hotpoint . . .
11.10 Eq 650, 11.10 Trans 667 Ex 667