Envy me, I have the best bread slicer.
After about 3 years of browsing online auctions and losing my wish bids, I finally found a Berkel MB Bread Slicer at the liquidation sale of a bakery about an hour away. I got the slicer (new about $4k, used usually between $1000-1500) for $300. And the best part, it works. I do need to clean it up and replace a few small things (knobs, get some food grade machine oil, etc) and eventually I'll want to replace the blades (about $150).
The wife was not very pleased when she found out about my purchase, but I think beautifully sliced loaves will mellow her over time.