So if I go at 9:30 to pay and get my pick up ticket, do I HAVE to use the ticket at the midnight launch? Why not just get the ticket and come back whenever it's convenient on Friday?
They would have to honor the ticket if you paid for it... I mean, what if I buy a ticket and then my wife goes into labor?? (I'm not even married, just making up an example...)
Dudes here sound like the GameStop thread. If there's a unforeseen event, they will more likely hold one for you. Last thing they want is handling out gcs for overselling a ps4.
The ticket is probably a receipt just like GameStop where they stamp and/or sign to confirm that you got it like the store pick up slip. It might be like Black Friday where stores give out tickets and wristbands.
They just to want to speed things up, get everybody out of there and go home.