Bank Offers Gadgets Instead of Interest on CDs

Peter spotted this ad while making a deposit at a Central Pacific Bank in Hawaii. The idea of opening a certificate of deposit without getting interest seems fairly sketchy, but if you really dig Sony products and don’t want to pay for them with the massive amount of money you’re depositing, maybe a deal like this would work out for you.

Would you accept a trinket in lieu of interest from a bank CD?

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