Orrrr... if they are fans of android then they buy the S series which can be significantly cheaper here. I saw the foldable phone here for like 800 cheaper than the US. I don't think even Samsung themselves could sell an 1800 phone at the same price here.If you can't find a buyer it means you are asking too much.It's a supply / demand issue. Middle-upper class travels to Miami all the time and buy their iPhones there. Lower-middle class usually have androids or second hand iPhones -- they cannot afford to buy a brand new one. Thats why it's easier to sell used electronics here than new ones.
The iPhone is looked at differently because it is above msrp here.