The most annoying part of searching for city apartments on Craigslist isn't the blatantly unsuitable listings, or the constantly reposted ones.
It isn't the ones that describe themselves as "Northwest Manhattan," then turn out to be one hundred miles northwest of Manhattan.
It isn't the ones where you end up meeting the realtor and she says "okay, the apartment *technically* doesn't exist, but let me show you some real, crappier ones while you're here and try to bully you into signing immediately."
It isn't the ones that look perfect at first, then end by saying "female student tenant with noble blood who can draw the sword from the stone 'preferred'."
It isn't the ones that look okay, then turn out to be requests for a live-in prostitute using codes that get more and more transparent the further you read, so at the top it's saying "rent negotiable" and by the bottom it's just saying "looking forward to showing you my submissive side."
It is the scams. They're copy-pasted from legitimate ads with the rent lowered, so there's no way to tell them apart from a great deal until you try to follow up. Then the owner tells you that she's currently on a Christian Mission in London, where she knows a famous celebrity whose existence you can totally confirm via google, and all she needs is for you to fill out a two-page form so she can trust you enough to let you rent the apartment site-unseen. Or you can move in immediately as soon as her broker in Nigeria gets your bank account information. Or before you can view the apartment, please purchase an $80 credit check from this site that I am totally unaffiliated with but just think looks neat.
But you know, apartment hunting is still a fun experience. I've moved three times in the past few years and I've been sorry when the hunt is over each time.