Somehow right from the start i have always countered any first offer that i have recieved irrespective of the domain name or the amount of offer. this also includes offers that are more than the bin at other marketplaces. Though I have sold domains at the original first offer of buyer but this not without countering it initially and trying to get more. Sometimes i have got successful and sometimes not but it became like a rule for me and result was more or less fine until now very recently in past two months where my this strategy has backfired big time. I must have lost more than 20 such deals because i then simply do not get any response after countering. This also includes an offer of 1000 euro on three word name that i had handregged few weeks before the offer, which i countered and no response for almost one week now. Maybe some of offers could be fake but still at least few were genuine when i researched about the buyer name and that niche. This could be because competition is tooWith such recent experience it makes me rethink about my long term strategy on this. Another uncanny thing that happened with me lot of times in past few months is buyer having very less patience or seem in hurry to buy the name. For example one offer recieved 2495 i countered 2995 in about 1 hour or so only to get no response. Then after 24 hours I sent message about any update and the reply i got is they went with another name for 2495. It was before i countered 2995 otherwise they could have considered it as my name was their preferred name. Second example offer recieved 1000 i countered 1995 in 25 mins but buyer rejected and sent a message they already bought another name i was like wtf dude i asked if you don't mind can you share the name and price which he did. The another name that he bought was for 1795 and he told he wouldn't have any problem to buy my name at my asking price had i been more fast. Since these two sales happened at dan i did confirmed those through landing page. This was frustrating and i just shared two examples when there were several similar incidents in past few months even where i replied after 12-14hours and it proved late, i was surprised. This could be because competition is too high these days specially in brandables. Just wanted to share, you can also post your thoughts/views/approach on this or any similar experience you ever had regarding it.