ordering with WU from the US was a hassle
Just out of curiosity, in the U.S. there are now many methods for easily and cheaply obtaining bitcions. BitInstant and AurumXChange both have cash deposit at a bank for a fee. BitFloor's fee is just $1 to deposit cash at Chase and some other banks. BitInstant just launched their other methods (7-11, walmart, CVS drugstore, and lots more) methods.
Was the choice to use Western Union made without being aware of these options, or if not, would you mind sharing the reason why you went with this method?