7th February 2012 07:10
There's no buyer protection or anything of that sort with Western Union. It's main business is sending money overseas to friends/family as a gift or for financial support. There's no confirmation that the receiver receives the payment or not. If a buyer is offering to pay with it, that's their decision but know that a seller can walk away with the money if they so please.
I will say I once bought sneakers off ISS paying through WU with one transaction as big as $1.2k USD (split into two smaller transactions). As a buyer, you just need to do your research on the seller. As the seller, there's no risk.
Western Union fees are quite high though IMO. PayPal preferred.