To me it is still the result of improper annealing. After releasing the internal tension in the glass by heating up/ reducing gradually in accordance with the recipe, the end product should be stable and able to cope with temperature differences within reasonable limits. A crack can form by impact - but is much more likely to occur due to temperature changes. Ship a piece by airfreight and they will transfer it from a freezing airfield to a heated hall - * BLING* Or buy it at some shivering market early in the morning, take it home and expose it to your comfort zone *BLING*. And of course everybody knows that you cannot drink hot tea from cold glasses, or turn a bottle into a hot water bottle.
The crackkkkkkkkkkk is a natural occurrence, and serves to make the glass rarer. You cannot hope to resell it as it will selfdestruct as soon as you do. Leave in the vitrine and enjoy on a day-to-day basis is the only remedy..