I was scouring Ebay for a few last minute deals and came across a bread machine for a decent price. According to the seller, these are QVC Open box/return/refurbished units and they sell them at a discount price.
In fact, this is the one I purchased: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290457923153&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT#ht_1064wt_906
They had a buy it now price, but I made a counter offer and got it for a total of $40 shipped.
Just now threw my first batch of ingredients in there to try it out and it's smelling good already. Nothing fancy, just a 1.5lb loaf of white bread. But it sure is stinking up the kitchen in a good way!
I'll post a pic of the finished product (good or bad) later today.
If it works out, I have a feeling the wife will be kicking me and the breadmaker out the door. LOL