after about 3 months of searching, i've finally managed to get an oak blenheim which fell within my budget. it's been used a few times but still smells like new and looks lovely. can't wait to use it. thanks goes to jazzyjay for authenticating all those blenheims including this one (twice in fact, was sold by first buyer) and also to chaz for offering to help me get one from the outlets but unfortunately they were out of oak blenheims by the time i decided to get one. anyway i think i got a good deal for this one.