Over the past couple years, I've been collecting 4-weights, looking for that perfect (and cheap) one. I finally got the one I've wanted all this time - not cheap, but anyway, it's a Sage 7'11 LL, so it's time to sell my others.
I think a 4-weight is the perfect rod for the Driftless, where I fish. None of these rods has been used more than 4 times, but I don't have the warranty cards. From what I see, the mfrs usually will fix your rod anyway.
9'0 Redington Classic Trout - $100. I don't need to say anything about this rod that hasn't been said; it's an extremely popular rod
8'6" Ross Essence FC - $80. Great rod in a good length. I honestly liked it better than the CT
8'0" Echo Base - $80. Again, extremely well reviewed, many feel it's the best deal for the Driftless. Plastic is still on the cork, used just once on a local pond.
All have tubes and socks (actually, the CT has some internal sock thingee), and prices are to your door, continental USA.