I wouldn't take a Berkley Lightning rod if you gave it to me for free. They are SEVERELY under powered and VERY cheaply made. The cork is the worst quality cork I've ever seen on a fishing rod and the eyes look like they're hot glued on. And a word of advice, those telescopic rods lose a LOT of sensitivity by having the sliding section. Any rod that's not one solid piece is going to have diminished sensitivity.
my opinion is about the same. Except, for free, I'd probably take it and use it at the beach house.
My next door neighbor has a hole bunch of those rods with matching [censored] reels... phlugers(or whatever they are).
He is always gluing new guides on the rods and picking backlashes. Haha. Once he chunked the entire combo into the lake.
Sounds like a great rod to me. Lol.