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Hi yvanog,

In general, as with any put options, if you sell the put, rather than buy the stock, the things you're (maybe) missing are:
a. You don't get the dividend throughout the term
b. If the stock is above the strike price by expiration, you miss any potential gains and the stock "runs away from you" - you will not be an owner of the stock. However you get to keep the premium, so what you're actually missing are any gains above the strike price.

Hope this helps,

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