I would like to use Western Union to buy some Bitcoins. I have carefully read Bitcoin's wiki page about buying Bitcoins now I'm after users' input about which service they would recommend. There's a lot of services and I am just after the quickest and safest (like everyone I guess). Could, you guys, recommend a service you find to be the best please?
Western Union is a hassle and is expensive. Bitcoins Direct was accepting WU payments until just a couple days ago. In the U.S., about the last exchange to accept WU (USD) for bitcoins is:
In the EU there is an exchange that accepts WU (EUR):
There are also some others. For instane:
As far as other options, the factors relevant to providing the right advice include:
Quite simply, depositing cash at a bank or 7-11, Walmart, CVS is going to be the fastest and easiest way.
Also, Bitcoins Direct will accept cash, but they have a $500 minimum order size:
Or you might find a local trade (paying cash):
The fees aren't trivial but you can use a credit card to purchase by using VirWoX where you can buy SLL using your credit card, then trade SLL for BTC:
Or if you are considering a bank transfer, there all kinds of options are available:
Last of all there is #bitcoin-otc where you can connect with sellers via IRC:
You probably will have the best luck on Bitcoin OTC. It's a service allowing you to trade person-to-person, so you can use any means that someone else will find acceptable.