Ahhh yes, the brilliant folks at Best Buy. It's very unlikely. Canon will probably discontinue the 580EX II since the 600EX-RT is a replacement, but the 430EX II is a rung down on the ladder.
Thanks for the feedback. I bought a 430 EX II yesterday at my local photography shop. It looks great on my T3i. I'm am really liking it. I also ordered a diffuser on Amazon. It's a little cap. I'm shooting a wedding saturday as a backup shooter and I can already see how this flash is really going to help get some nice shots.Also, I wanted to get a Gary Fong diffuser for the wedding but couldn't afford it at the moment. Anyone use on of those? They worth getting? The little diffuser cap I bought was only 11 bucks on Amazon