Honestly, i did not see huge price drops on BD depends on the time of the year. Usually it ends where all (or needed) sizes are completely sold.
I monitor BD constantly, but I can't buy it on-line since they have a Bike Direct store in town . And the store might be a little different on prices - you may get a good discount in the end or beginning of the year on what was not sold.
I don't want to hijack your thread, dude so I'm gonna try to chime in but I was thinking about buying Nashbar's steel framed cyclocross bike for $685 last week. I checked it the next day and it went up to $749. Do prices on Nashbar/BD really fluctuate like that?