Everyone loves to step outside of themselves for a minute, and see what the grass is like on the other side of the fence. Fundamentally, this is what we think the concept of Extreme Sandbox is all about going into their appearance on Tuesday night’s “Shark Tank.” (Special time, people!)
What Extreme Sandbox does is provide adults with a chance to live out a dream of operating heavy machinery. They love to use the words “bucket list” around, knowing that there are many men out there who probably do want to crush a car or play around on a bulldozer at some point in their lives. They charge for consumers to come in, be trained, and then operate the machinery for a short period of time. Given that alternative experiences are a big trend these days, we do think that there is a market out there for people who have this sort of interest and thirst for adventure.
The question that the Sharks may wonder is this: How much can the business be scaled? Unless they get a big enough plot of land, there is only so much business one location can do. We hear that they’ve pulled in around a million in sales through three years, but how much bigger can it get? We do think that the company will get some sort of offer since there is no real client limitation here, but ultimately expansion may be the way to get this business to the next level. They’re already planning this in the Dallas area, but it’s not often an easy thing to pull off since you have to make sure the right people are behind it in every place.
The only downside to having this company on the show is that it’s rather hard to do a full demonstration.
We’ll present our final take on Extreme Sandbox and some other “Shark Tank” products tonight! You’ll be able to find our review over here. Also, sign up here to get some other TV news on everything we cover, sent right over to you via our CarterMatt Newsletter. (Photo: ABC.)