I don't hink you posted anything incorrect or offensive, it is just that possibly no one else has any really strong opinions that differ from what I said originally.
Allow me to elaborate on my own personal intentions. My brother told me he wanted a machine on December 1st, just after all the black November sales on at Newegg. Based on his needs and budget, I am building him a gaming machine with an i5-760 CPU. I have been picking up parts for him ever since, but told him that I won't buy the CPU until middle of January, and here is why.
When Sandybridge goes on sale January 5th, Intel will replace the i5-750 as their first tier technology. Most buyers will want the new stuff, for bragging rights, if nothing else. Sellers will start discounting the price of these old chips to clear out excess inventory. It expect it to take one to two weeks to really see the prices bottom out, and will be watching the market closely. Will probalby puchase before January 19th.
Does that help at all?