The Super Mario Bros Aquarium is for Sale on Craigslist

Oh no. Kelsey Kronmiller’s Super Mario Bros. Aquarium is for sale on Craigslist. If you’ve never seen it before, check it out. It’s pretty badass and well done.

the super mario brothers aquarium

Here is the text from her ad:

Make me an offer – I’m considering selling my completely handmade, famous Mario aquarium because I fell in love with a house the other day and need a down payment.

Since graduating college, I’ve worked 4 jobs and put every extra penny I have ever made into my $100k+ of student loan debt. I have a small emergency fund, but wasn’t prepared to start saving for a down payment until the $48k of loans in my name was gone ($22k left).



Then I see this house and everything is ruined. I dream of the day I own a home more than I do my wedding, or anything else in life really.

This tank has been featured on Kotaku, Entertainment Earth, Gemr, Larry the Cable Guy, Cheech and Chong, Dorkly, and many other various video game sites/Facebook pages. Google my name to see them all.

This tank took me a year to make, start to finish, and I’ve spent hundreds of dollars building it. Since I don’t really want to deal with shipping, I’m putting out the feelers locally to see if there’s any interest.

Lowball offers will not be considered. If it’s not going to make a significant impact on my goal, I’m not going to sell. This tank is my pride and joy.

Original ad screenshot:

craigslist super mario aquarium ad

As stated in the ad, Kelsey has been featured in a lot of publications. Here is one with some details.

I just think that it could be difficult for her to sell on craigslist to a local buyer for a good amount of money. Craigslist buyers can be such lowballers, they might think it is an opportunity to take advantage of the seller.

The last line of the ad is great, though:

Lowball offers will not be considered. If it’s not going to make a significant impact on my goal, I’m not going to sell. This tank is my pride and joy.

My Advice to Kelsey

Don’t take a bullshit lowball craigslist offer just because someone is local!

I understand she doesn’t want to deal with the hassle of shipping it, but if she contacts some of the publications that have featured the tank and let them know she’s willing to sell it, she could probably then list it on eBay or a site like Bonanza, grab the attention from legitimate Nintendo fans/buyers, and then the buyer would have no problem taking care of the shipping issues.

aquarium super mario bros

This thing is cool.

Good Luck!

I hope she sells it to a huge fan of Nintendo for a good amount of money so she can get that house.

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