WU is expensive, i know that.. However, the site does say
One free per month. 10% processing fee per transaction. Maximum payout amount $850
It doesn't mention anything about being a VIP member. I have been emailing support about this as I put in a $450 WU withdrawal and got hit with $45 in fee's!!
HOWEVER, I received an email last night from support and this..
Western Union payouts are done much faster, within 72 hours. I am confirming with our Cashier Manager if the WU fee is refundable. Once I hear back I will let you know immediately.
All my best,
CSR, Lock Support
I will let everybody know how long it takes until I receive my WU.
2/1/12 - Requested.
2/2/12 - Authorized.