I also tried the cheaper balls.... Totally pointless I might as well stick to the standard one.
Clearly, that's your choice. Others (many others) have played cheaper balls and have found them worthwhile. But that's sorta the point of capitalism. Offer a product and if people find it valuable, they'll purchase it. If they don't find it worthwhile, they won't purchase it.
I understand that they are a company that needs to make money but when a virtual item costs more than it would in real life I stand my original statement of outrageous.
Again, I disagree. But here's a question: do you find the pricing of the drivers, woods, irons, wedges, and putters equally outrageous? They clearly do not reflect the cost in real life. Or is it fine when that's the case and the equipment is much cheaper than real life?
If you feel that 3 digital golf balls for $12 is a good deal, each to their own I guess.
Literally, no one in this thread claimed they're a good deal. In fact, I would guess none of us think they're a good deal. I'd bet not a single on in this thread purchases those balls on a regular basis. The reason? They're not a good deal.
Again, there are choices. You are simply choosing to focus on one of the most expensive items while (apparently) ignoring that excellent balls can be had for a lot cheaper (and much more in line with real-life pricing, if not cheaper than real life).
Finally, you also realize that there are different versions of the Titleist Pro V1x in the Pro Shop, yes? Are they all more expensive than what you would buy in the store?
In other words, how much do you pay for a sleeve of Titleist Pro V1x balls?