yes when you buy resistors in any serious amount they come on tape rolled on a 10 inch or so reel (for though hole, theres different sizes for smd), its much easier to count out the tape and cut it off for small orders than manually removing each individual resistor from the tape.
The entire point in having them in that manner is for automated placement machines
I personally dont remove them from the tape until I am ready to use them, and pulling them out just leaves you with leads gunked up with adhesive and bent, cut them at the tape, just like the machines do
That is a good point, I will do that next time. Thank you. I will say on this last order of 4 types of resistors, 3 came in baggies, there were 200 or 250 each, depending on the price break numbers, so for some resistors, they do come in baggies. These were 1% metal film resistors.
The three that came in baggies were from Yageo and Digikey identifies packaging as bulk. The one on tape was from Stackpole Electronics Inc and Digikey identifies packaging as "cut tape" so I now know how to order to get it in baggies since that is how I like it. I did not even notice that before.