The cable came rolled and zip tied in a plastic bag. The courier bag did have a fragile sticker on it, but this did not stop one of the cable ends from getting crushed.
The end of the cable that was not crushed barely engages the pins when pressed in hard. Even when it is pressed in hard the screws cannot reach the nuts on my graphics card.
Two meters is only fractionally longer than the standard length cables that come with computer monitors, but was just long enough to get the job done in my case.