hey i would buy in like late spring or maybe even starting now, just be on watch for what you want in spring sales. thats what i did and i got a last yrs model rome 156 agent, ride rx bindings, and some burton freestyle boots for $460 total, which is a complete steel considering the board alone during season is like $470ish.
def buy at the end of season but dont wait till summer cause everything will be gone. I would just be on the lookout from here on out for what you want. This is when the sales begin! so long as you dont mind riding last yrs model of stuff.