A new study shows sales tax collections have taken a bite out of Amazon's bottom line.
An Ohio State University study found that Amazon took a sales hit in states where they're required to collect sales tax.
"In California we see a drop of about almost 15 percent in Amazon sales," Professor Itzhak Ben-David said.
Ben-David says shoppers are pricing items on Amazon, but then find another retailer to complete the transaction.
"What's supposed to be Amazon sales actually go to a brick-and-mortar retailer and also to online retailers, so this could be somebody like a Walmart.com, for example," Ben-David said.
The study found that when an item costs $300 or more, Amazon sales drop by 24 percent when they have to collect sales tax.