I get Kodak chems through Vanbar, they're good at ordering shit in from Kodak. I replenish my E-6. I don't think you can beat Vanbar prices when it comes to replenishable Kodak and Fuji chemistry.
Hell I've even got them to get in stuff they don't even list from Kodak by giving them the catalogue number, got some ECN-2 chems that way.
Vanbar have Kodak E-6 chems sitting on the shelf at Fitzroy, except for the colour developer part iirc, just place it on order at their site and they'll get it in at some point.
If you are worried about the bleah cost, just remember the process is modular, just use a ferricyanide bleach (which you can replenish) which is cheap as.
For processing with a non E-6 bleach or non-Kodak bleach with the Kodak E-6 chems..
*Stop & Rinse (replacing the pre-bleach bath)
Your Bleach Here
Wash Well (may want a sulphite bath after a rinse for a ferricyanide bleach, then wash well)
Kodak E-6 Fixer (cheaper than B&W fix)
Stabiliser as Final Rinse (since Pre-Bleach contains dye preservative, you need to move it over here, such as using C-41 Stabiliser III which has formaldehyde in it as the final rinse).
Other option for dye stability is to use pre-bleach after colour dev step for stabilisation, and then rinse/wash it out and then use your bleach.
Here is just some of the stuff, all local, except the one bottle of HC-110 which I got from an APUG member.
Here is an example of the above process described but using Flexicolor III bleach on E100VS in Kodak E-6 chemistry (replenished), in a Paterson hand tank:
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