MoneyGram (Receiving money)

Has anyone tried receiving money from abroad through MoneyGram? From their site it appears the person receiving doesn't have to pay anything and the sender is charged 13 USD.

Is this better than Western Union?

Fees and Exchange Rates are perhaps the most important deciding factor when you are planning to make a choice between Western Union and Money Gram. Note that there is no simple answer to this. First you must remember that MoneyGram has two money sending options - Same Day service and Economy service. Money sent by Same day service of MoneyGram is usually available for pickup within hours while the economy service (which costs less) may take a couple of business days.