Thank you for clarifying a few things:
I did ask again if it was cleared, and they said yes. I agree, looking back I should have asked for that in writing, but at the time I thought if the bank has told me it is clear on several occasions what do I have to worry about. Hindsight is always 20/20
Yeah, even as I was writing that I thought about how easy it is to pick at how things have been done and how they should have been done, and it's actually just rude for me to say that. I mean, you don't exactly expect the people that you trust your money with to lie to you.
In fact, I wonder if I wouldn't have done the exact same thing you did if I was in that situation, even now I probably would, so I really shouldn't have said that.
Actually, for the make/model/year/miles/condition that the car was in when we were selling it, our selling price was BELOW the Blue Book price. We were not selling it to "make money" . . . we were selling it because we had no place to store it. (the car had been stored for YEARS on a family member's property, but they were selling the property so we needed to get the car of the property . . . we considered keeping it at our house, but there was no place to store it, so selling it was the only option)
I'm sorry, I must have overlooked that part in your story. I just saw the thing about 4x its price (and thought 4x the original price (or selling price, or something) so a 4x profit) . . . the idea that you were trying to get rid of it because you couldn't store it was only a faint glimmer in my mind.
I really wonder what I was thinking when I wrote that, because now that I fully see the reasons behind your actions, I probably would have ended up doing the same thing, and our roles in this discussion could just as easily be switched.