You can play with it for a week straight and you probably won’t get it to work well. It’s just the nature of the beast, you get what you pay for with baitcasters. A 2BB baitcaster is very low on the list.
It’s tough to hear, I know. But you could always use it for big baits, something like heavy weighted worms (1/2oz+) or big heavy spinnerbaits. Things like that do not need a very good reel to cast.
One suggestion, take off the side plate and inside the side plate you will see a bearing. Put a drop of reel oil in there. Pull the spool out and you will probably see another bearing on the inside. Put another drop in there. Put it back together and give it another shot. Sometimes they get fouled up with dust/dirt.
Otherwise, if this is your first baitcaster… don’t give up! Save some pennies and eventually buy yourself a reel in the $100 range. I know it sounds like a lot of money, but it will last you YEARS of fun and will make casting so much easier. Even a fairly new model used reel from the $100+ class would be a wise purchase. Check forums like this one, bassresource, bassboatcentral, and various others for for a good deal on a used reel.