What a Pair of Sneakers Can Teach Us About Online Sales Tax

Some consumers just don't care that much if they are slapped with a new tax.

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"The incentive to buy a $3,000 TV from Amazon when you don't pay tax goes way down now, because you pay tax on it but you're also going to pay tax at Best Buy," says Anderson.

In other words, sites that sell clothing and shoes may have much less reason to fear a new sales tax than sites that hawk home theaters.

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