To put it mildly, no-one in their right mind is going to pay B&H $250 for an 18-55mm kit lens.
I'd take this opertunity to upgrade to the much better 18-140mm which can be got for a lot less than that.
£100 gets you an excellent condition used lens here in UK.
Some photographers preferred plain ground glass screens for precise focusing. Some Fresnel screens have a plain area at the centre for this reason.
I've got a 3.5F fitted with what I think is the original Fresnel, I find it bright enough. It just has a horizontally split image focusing aid, which I tend to rely on.
Some samples from the Nikkormat FTN with the Nikkor 50mm f/2 lens I pictured in the "What camera..." thread. The film was Arista EDU Ultra 100 developed in Spur Acurol-N