I can only respond to my own situation. Prices that we have now are as low as we will go on '06-'07 items until about a year from now. For example, when we put our '06-'07 stuff on sale at 50% off of MSRP, at the same time we dropped the scattered remnants of '05-'06 items to an avg of about 60-70% off.
At many shops skis get stored in the summer. When they come back out they are often at higher prices than they were at the end of the previous season. (Sometimes they are back to regular price if the model's graphics haven't changed.) Many shops prefer to dump their skis at ski swaps instead of putting them on their own racks for less than 50% off.
Thanks for the excellent info. I will buy them now. I am going to get some Nordica's. I don't want to be more specific because I don't want to attract attention to a good deal I found. I will post exactly what I got here after I buy them.