It's actually $330 which I totally forgot. This is a $360 buy. I'm gonna keep this one because FFVII is my favorite game ever and I want this as a collector's item, but I'm sorry I draw the line if they try and churn out $330 CEs for every episodic release. Not paying a thousand dollars for the whole set of any CE unless I get total "F you money" in my future.
I was considering the cost of the figure/bike as the $250 difference between the CE and Deluxe edition, which I'm buying instead. But you're right that it was actually more, when I went to cancel my order I think it was like $370-something after taxes and shipping. Yikes.
An easy way to make the decision for me was to frame it as, would I spend $250+ for the figure/bike separate from the game (which it already sort of is anyway)? And the answer for me was a resounding no. There's been plenty of expensive FFVII figures out there for years already which I've passed on for costing too much, and I figure if I've been living without all those all this time, I don't need this one either, especially when half of it isn't even unique to the CE.
And yeah, they probably will churn out $330 (or more!) CE's for the rest of the parts of the game, I can't imagine they'd throw away that opportunity to milk it even harder. I'm sure it'll be an Aerith or Sephiroth figure or something for the next one. And my OCD would kill me if I ordered the first one but not the rest. Definitely don't want to fall into that trap.